Date: 6th December 2018 at 3:30pm
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Derby County boss Frank Lampard has confirmed that star player Harry Wilson could be recalled by Liverpool in the January transfer window.

The ex-Chelsea midfielder remains optimistic that the 21-year-old playmaker will stay with the Championship club for the remainder of the season, but said that there is “conversation between the clubs.”

Wilson has netted eight goals so far this season for the Rams, including two in the recent 2-1 win over Swansea.

“There is an element where Liverpool can call him back in early January. That is a conversation between the clubs,” Lampard said, as quoted by the Derby Telegraph.

“Liverpool run a fantastic department in terms of looking after their loans players. We have a lot of chat with them. We will just have to see how that goes. At the minute he’s our player, and of course we want him to stay our player for the course of the season because he is contributing.

“Since Harry came there has been constant dialogue with myself, Liverpool and Harry. It is very open conversation. I hope he stays with us because I think we can work well for each other.”

OPINION

If Liverpool did end up recalling the red-hot ace in January, it would not be a surprise in the slightest. Wilson has been blowing everyone away with his performances in the Championship and he has just gone from strength to strength ever since. However, if they did recall him, it would remain to be seen how he would fit into Jurgen Klopp’s set-up. As talented as he is, there is not a chance of him usurping any of the current crop of players – so the wisest decision would be to let him stay at Derby for the rest of the season. Wilson has only touched the tip of the iceberg in terms of his ability and he is only going to get better as the year progresses, so there is no doubt that he would be capable of breaking into the Liverpool first team at the end of his loan spell. He has been hugely influential for Derby already this season, and he will only continue to do that.