A Times journalist has revealed that while Harry Wilson will sign a new deal with Liverpool, he will still likely be moved out on loan for the season – and a big section of Liverpool fans are not happy.
Paul Joyce made the claim on his personal Twitter page on Tuesday afternoon, reeling off a list of 12 Championship clubs keen to snap up the talented attacker.
The 21-year-old was hoping to have the chance to impress Jurgen Klopp this summer and force his way into the senior team, especially after he scored two goals in the friendly against Chester at the weekend.
However, that doesn’t look like it will happen now, and Liverpool fans are not happy.
Harry Wilson to sign new Liverpool contract. Loan move likely with interest from Aston Villa, Leeds, Derby, Stoke, Hull, Middlesbrough, Norwich, Preston, QPR, Reading, Swansea and WBA and others
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) July 10, 2018
One fan said that he should get a shot, especially with Liverpool’s lack of depth in that position, while another said he was a ‘mad talent’.
Another fan said it meant the writing was on the wall for Wilson and that he would impress on loan and then be sold by Liverpool. He added at 21 he wouldn’t be getting a chance for Liverpool if he did go out on loan.
Here are the best reactions from disappointed Liverpool fans:
What are you talking about? What's the point of loaning this guy out so early in pre season? Should be given a shot, given our lack of depth in said area!
— SharpSalah???????? (@SharpSalah) July 10, 2018
Signing a new deal so when he *impresses* at his loan club, LFC will sell him for a good price. No place at Liverpool now I think. He's 21
— Shaun Hornby (@SHornby93) July 10, 2018
21 is a fine age for a breakthrough and this kid literally saved Hull from relegation last season. He's good enough to, at least, get a chance as a backup to the front 3. He might not be good enough in the end, but he done enough to have a chance to prove it.
— . (@LuizFSantoss) July 10, 2018
Harry Wilson is old and good enough to be in the first team of a top club, I don’t see Klopp winning any trophy for Liverpool, it will be another heart break. UEFA cup, Champions League
— capt.E (@NappingLion) July 10, 2018
— terencey (@liverpudlianty) July 10, 2018
whats the point of a loan his been for 2 years and his done good lots of goals so don't need a loan send kent on loan he needs more game time
— Liverpool fc 4 life (@Liverpool4lif11) July 10, 2018
— ~ (@Firmixo) July 10, 2018
However, one Liverpool fan did see that something good could come out of this, saying that they should give Wilson and do a deal for Xherdan Shaqiri in return.
Give him to stoke and we take shaq
— Sam ???????????? (@PrimeJurgen) July 10, 2018
There are a lot of Liverpool fans who think that Harry Wilson should be given a chance at Anfield, but it looks more likely that he’ll head out on loan. At 21, that won’t fill him full of hope for his Liverpool future and it would be a damn shame if a talent like him was allowed to leave without getting a chance to shine. Liverpool want to win trophies, but at what cost? Talented homegrown players like this don’t come around a lot and it makes Liverpool look more like Chelsea, a team that’s breeds talented young players just to sell on for profit.