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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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