Derby County fell narrowly short of promotion to the Premier League on Monday. Aston Villa won the Championship play-off final 2-1 at Wembley to seal their return to the top-flight.
The wait goes on for Derby, who had Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson in their ranks. Many Liverpool fans watched the game hoping to see Wilson produce an impressive performance.
But in the biggest game of his season, the Wales international struggled to make an impact. He was marked out of the game and was not able to influence the score.
It was Wilson’s second loan spell away from Liverpool after spending the second half of last season at Hull City. And up until Monday, it had been a fruitful campaign.
The 22-year-old winger impressed with some stunning long-range goals and free-kicks. His left-footed shots have been replayed over and over.
With 18 goals and six assists this season, Wilson was highlighted as a big player before the final. But his performance did not impress the Liverpool fans who were watching.
Here are some tweets from Liverpool fans discussing Wilson’s performance for Derby and his future at Anfield.
— David Jones ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@jones_parry) May 27, 2019
I’m glad Aston Villa won because Harry Wilson needs another loan deal but not in premier league #LFC
— jacob (@jacob_lloy) May 27, 2019
Really wanted to see our boy Harry Wilson get Derby to the PL and then loan him back for another season :-( he needs top flight time next season! #LFC
— We Go Again (@fromtherockpile) May 27, 2019
Leave Harry Wilson at Derby for another season imo #LFC
— LFCNiner (@LFC_49er) May 27, 2019
Harry Wilson is a good player. But after watching this wouldn’t get close to our squad. If we could get £25m for him it would be unbelievable business. #LFC
— Jason Kilbride (@8kilbride) May 27, 2019
So far if Harry Wilson is auditioning for a place in the #LFC squad for next season he is failing miserably. He has got 30 minutes to help Derby back into the match and show he has the fight he will need to earn a spot.
— Elliot Harris (@elliotharris) May 27, 2019