Liverpool star Harry Wilson has told Goal that he does not want to discuss his future as he prepares to face Leeds United for Derby County in the play-offs – and has claimed he has based his style on a Manchester City star.
The 22-year-old has shone on loan at Derby, having a hand in 22 goals this season. He has scored 17 times for Frank Lampard’s side, and laid on five assists.
Lampard has converted the Wales international into a central midfielder, after he starred on loan at Hull as a winger – where he scored seven times in 14 games. The positional change has had an immense effect.
Wilson spoke of how Lampard has taught him to mould his game on Manchester City star David Silva, before stating that he is not sure where his future lies but that his focus is remaining on Derby’s play-off semi final against Leeds.
“The manager asked me to slot in there [centrally]. He showed me a few videos, some of David Silva for example, and spoke about how he plays centrally despite being pretty slight,” Wilson said.
“I’d be foolish if I started looking too far ahead. When you’ve put so much into a campaign, I’d be letting myself down if I was stood here thinking about the summer, or about next season or about what the future holds.”
Liverpool need to keep Wilson. He has shone for Derby, but for multiple reasons they need to keep the Anfield academy product in Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Reds need to meet a quota of players to have trained at the club between 16 and 21, and Wilson is that. Not only does his homegrown status help, but the fact that he is genuine quality.
At only 22 years of age, he is only going to get better and he is now good enough for the first team at Anfield.