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Liverpool: Harry Wilson set for Premier League loan move

Liverpool: Harry Wilson set for Premier League loan move

Liverpool forward Harry Wilson could be loaned out again for the 2019/20 season, with the Reds reportedly in talks with other clubs about a deal for the Wales international.

The Mirror reported that the Anfield club are negotiating with several Premier League clubs about a possible loan move for the 22-year-old, who had a spell at Championship side Derby last season.

According to The Mirror, Bournemouth are among the front-runners to take Wilson on loan, with fellow Wales man David Brooks ruled out for three months with an ankle injury sustained in pre-season.

Wilson featured for Liverpool throughout their pre-season programme and scored a stunning 25-yard goal in their 3-1 win over Lyon last week.

However, he was not included in the Reds’ squad for the Community Shield last Sunday, even with Sadio Mane still resting after the Africa Cup of Nations.

Having only made one first team appearance for Liverpool thus far, the 22-year-old has struggled for a breakthrough at Anfield, although a return of 18 goals from 49 games during his loan spell at Derby last season appeared to suggest that he could yet forge his way into Jurgen Klopp’s plans.

Liverpool are already well stocked in the right-sided attacking position, though, with Mohamed Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri to call upon.

The latter came on as a substitute in the Community Shield, while the former stood out in that game with a total of 10 shots, two of which hit the frame of the goal.

If Wilson is dispatched to Bournemouth for the season, he would follow a path that has been well trodden in recent years.

Jordon Ibe left Anfield for the Cherries in 2016 in a £15m deal, although the winger has scored just five times in 88 games for Bournemouth.

Brad Smith made the same move that year but struggled for gametime at the Vitality Stadium, playing just 11 times in two seasons for Eddie Howe’s men.

Nathaniel Clyne went on loan to Bournemouth from the Reds last season, making 15 appearances as he regained regular first team action after being on the fringes at Anfield.

Dominic Solanke moved to the Cherries permanently last January, failing to score in 10 games since leaving Liverpool, for whom he netted just once in 27 appearances.

Although recent history suggests that players who move from Liverpool to Bournemouth don’t exactly thrive, a Premier League move seems to be the next step in Wilson’s progression after excelling in the Championship last season.

With Salah and Shaqiri ahead of him at Liverpool, he doesn’t look like getting much game time for the Reds, so the opportunity to prove himself in the top flight is one that should benefit him greatly and give Klopp a strong idea as to whether he could make the grade at Anfield.

Liverpool fans, would you be in favour of Wilson going on loan to a Premier League club this season? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below!

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