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Liverpool fans on Twitter looking at Harry Wilson as their Coutinho replacement

Liverpool fans on Twitter looking at Harry Wilson as their Coutinho replacement

Anfield could still do with someone to replicate Philippe Coutinho’s magic, couldn’t it? The fans have the brilliance of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, but their terrific trio was always better as a fantastic four. Fortunately, a few Reds have identified a potential replacement for the Brazilian in their young loanee Harry Wilson.

Wilson has made a habit of going out and scoring bangers for Derby County on loan there this season, and his world-class goals aren’t exclusive for Championship teams. He stepped up with one of the most outrageous free-kicks against Manchester United earlier in the season in the Carabao Cup, and for the Kopites, seeing him wheeling away doing the five-finger salute at Old Trafford makes him a hero.

There is undoubtedly a very long way for Wilson to go before he’s being seriously looked at as the Anfield club’s long-term answer to Coutinho, but then again, when Coutinho was coming through and starting to make a name for himself his rise was as spectacular as they come. It will be a tough road for Wilson, especially now he’s got this kind of pressure on his shoulders, but given his ability, it doesn’t look like these comparisons will faze him.

You can see what the Reds have had to say in response to the Wilson-Coutinho chat here:

The Reds are more than ready to chance it with Wilson and will be desperate for the player to prove them all right.

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