Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson has dealt a blow to Derby County boss Frank Lampard as he’s revealed he’s keen to go back to Anfield and stake a claim for a first team place.
Wilson has been excellent all season for the Rams and along with Mason Mount has become a driving force in their surge up the table. He currently lives with Mount, on loan from Chelsea, and the pair have gained vital senior experience in Frank Lampard’s squad.
Any hopes the Rams have of signing Wilson have been dashed though, as he’s revealed in an interview with the Daily Mail that he’s keen on returning to his parent club, after helping Derby to promotion.
“The main focus this season is to get promoted with Derby,” says Wilson. “But Mason’s goal is to play for Chelsea and my goal is to play for Liverpool. I have always felt like a Liverpool player. Everything is going along the right path.”
The 21-year-old, who has been capped eight time by Wales, scored seven times in 13 matches for Hull City on loan last season. He has currently made 30 appearances in all competitions for Derby, scoring 12 times.
There’s no surprise at all here. Wilson was never going to stay put, he went out to Pride Park to learn the ropes from a master and get some vital experience under his belt.
If he keeps developing and working hard, he’s surely going to be a star of the future, but in the red of Liverpool rather than the white of Derby County.