Young Scottish defender Danny Wilson has spoken out on his desire to leave Liverpool on a short-term basis, in order to gain some regular first team action, as he feels his immediate international future is under threat.
Wilson’s comments came after he started and impressed for Scotland during their 2-1 victory over Denmark on Wednesday night:
‘I think it’s highly unlikely that I’d be picked to play against the Czechs if I wasn’t playing first-team football somewhere.
I completely understand that the national team needs people to be playing week in and week out. I was surprised to be in the squad for Denmark having not played regularly for Liverpool, but I was grateful to be included and to have been picked to play.
Craig has obviously seen something in me to keep bringing me back, but I know I can’t keep living off what I’ve done in the past. I need to go somewhere and start playing now and that’s my objective.’
Liverpool signed the 19-year old from Glasgow Rangers in July 2010, but only made eight appearances for his new club, mostly in the Europa League at fullback. Whilst Liverpool manager Steve Clarke was in the crowd to watch the Scotland game, likelihood is that Wilson will be sent on loan this season for some much needed playing experience:
‘I think I’ll probably have to go out on loan, although I’m not sure where. ‘There are a lot of players at my club so it would probably be best for my career to go somewhere else just now.
Kenny Dalglish has been really supportive of me. He knows that I want to go and play somewhere and he needs me to go and play too – it’s no use to him having a young boy on the sidelines. I need to get more experience and he supports that. I didn’t play a lot of first-team games last season and I don’t want a repeat of that.’