Danny Murphy urged Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson to exit the club as he claimed he wouldn’t get playing time if he stayed at Anfield.
The BBC pundit stated that while he thinks the 22-year-old is talented and good enough for the Premier League, he doesn’t believe Wilson has the physicality to play at the top level.
Murphy then suggested that despite Wilson’s flaw, the Reds winger clearly is talented so he wouldn’t be surprised if another Premier League team snapped him up.
“I can’t see Wilson getting the playing time he wants at Liverpool and it’s probably time for him to move on,” said Murphy in an interview with Bwin.
“He’s a talented player, but he’s competing for a place against some of the best players in the world and he’s not going to get in front of them.
“I think he’s good enough to make it in the Premier League, but he’s not got the physicality to play at the very top level.
“Players need a mix of talent and athleticism to get into the top teams and I don’t think he possesses both.
“He clearly has the talent and I wouldn’t be surprised if another Premier League team snapped him up.”
Murphy believes it is probably time for Wilson to move on, but surely the 22-year-old shouldn’t throw the towel in on his Liverpool career just yet? Wilson may have only made one appearance for the Reds’ senior side, which he made against Plymouth in January 2017, but he had a fantastic loan spell at Derby last season which surely boosted his chances of featuring. The 22-year-old scored 16 goals in 43 Championship appearances, including the play-off fixtures, and assisted four goals for Derby in his latest campaign. Wilson averaged an impressive rating of 7.01 across his outings, racked up three Man of the Match awards and proved that he is an attacking threat by averaging 2.6 shots per game (Source: WhoScored). So surely he has Jurgen Klopp’s attention? While Murphy is right to claim it will be hard for Wilson to leap ahead of the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the club’s pecking order, with the Reds surely hoping to compete in multiple competitions in the upcoming campaign, there will be enough games for the 22-year-old to rack up some playing time in, if he stays put.