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Report: Liverpool face big Harry Wilson decision as Derby want him back

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Report: Liverpool face big Harry Wilson decision as Derby want him back

According to the Derby Telegraph, Derby County have contacted Liverpool about the possibility of signing Harry Wilson on loan again. 

Wilson spent last season at Pride Park, and ended that campaign as the Rams’ top scorer. The 22-year-old attacking-midfielder racked up an impressive tally of 15 goals and three assists in 40 Championship appearances. He was a key figure in Frank Lampard’s side and certainly improved and developed as a player over the course of the season.

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Wilson became a fan favourite at Derby, and now new boss Phillip Cocu appears keen to bring him back. However, the Reds should think very carefully about sanctioning such a deal. At this stage in his career, Wilson needs to be playing at the highest level he possibly can. Jurgen Klopp will have recognised that the Welshman is ready for the top flight.

 

Sending Wilson back to Derby would be doing him a disservice. Whilst he’d be guaranteed game time at Pride Park, Wilson is now ready for a greater test. Really, the question isn’t whether Liverpool should let Wilson return to Derby, but rather whether they should let him leave Anfield at all. 

First team opportunities may be few and far between for Wilson at Liverpool. However, Klopp has put his faith in young talents before and may well do so again. The 11-cap Wales international could have an impact for the Reds this season. He should be given the chance to prove himself. 

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