Danny Mills has claimed that Liverpool winger Harry Wilson faces a difficult task to force his way into the Reds’ side in the future despite impressing on loan at Bournemouth.
The Sky Sports pundit admitted that he has been impressed by the Welsh international under Eddie Howe this season, commenting on his incredible quality from set-pieces that he has highlighted on numerous occasions.
Mills did suggest that it will be hard for Wilson to have a future at Anfield, with the likes of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain currently classed as rotation options by Jurgen Klopp.
“It’s so, so difficult for these players, these young players who are doing very well away,” he told Football Insider.
“Can he get into that team, where does he fit into that? You’ve got Oxlade-Chamberlain in there, Adam Lallana, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Keita coming back – it’s such a difficult team to get into.
“He’s doing incredibly well, clearly he’s got fabulous quality, especially from set-pieces as we’ve seen on occasion. All he can do is keep playing well and let’s see what happens at the end of the season, but to break into that Liverpool side is going to be incredibly difficult.”
Mills is right to suggest that Wilson faces a difficult task to get into the Liverpool side in the future, but if he continues in the same vein of form that he is in this season, Klopp may be left with no choice. There have been many question marks around the Liverpool midfield in the past few years and whether or not they are involved in enough goals compared to their front three. Oxlade-Chamberlain is the biggest goal threat at this moment in time, and Wilson has blown him out of the water this season in that department. The 22-year-old has already scored six goals this season, two more than Roberto Firmino and the same amount as Mohamed Salah, proving that he would be a great option to have at Anfield from next season. Wilson would know that he isn’t guaranteed a starting spot for the Reds, but he would certainly get minutes off the bench and could be a great player for Klopp to have in his matchday squad after having a season of valuable minutes in the Premier League.