It’s now mid-June and Liverpool don’t appear to be any closer to a new attacker. At this point, having a look at Harry Wilson and Ryan Kent should take priority over a new target.
The academy duo both shone at other clubs in the 18/19 season. Wilson finished as Derby County’s top-scorer en-route to the Championship Play-Off final. While Kent won the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year award playing under Steven Gerrard at Rangers.
Both look promising, although certainly not at the level of Liverpool’s current forward line. But that may actually be an advantage.
Neither will expect regular first-team football, given their current experience, and squad roles would likely be more than agreeable.
And that is a real positive. Persuading a top, ready-made talent to join Liverpool and compete with the front-three will be very though. Regular first-team football is tough to get at Anfield with a trio who are among the most valuable on the planet.
Kent and Wilson are both young, promising, and unlike a potential target, are already at the club – so where’s the harm in waiting to have a proper look at them?
It’s worth noting that both the Copa America and African Cup of Nations are beginning. That makes quite a few potential targets unavailable for the next month, anyway. It makes sense to wait until July and, potentially, the first few pre-season games regardless of anything.
And that would allow a look at the young duo. There’s a chance that either of them can become the ideal squad player that Liverpool need.
So why not give them a chance?