With little time remaining in the window, Jurgen Klopp should persist with Harry Wilson.
Klopp did talk Wilson up after his wondergoal in Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Lyon.
“I am happy for him that he could show that tonight again,” he said, per ESPN. “He played not in his best position, he played left wing and did it really well.
“We tried to set it up a little bit so it is more comfortable for him with positioning and stuff like that. When he scored the goal, it was just Harry. Brilliant.”
But Klopp also admitted that conversations are ongoing and that it’s “we’ll see” whether he’s here after the transfer window.
At this point, however, it surely makes the most sense to keep him around?
There is no obvious signing who would add to the team. There may be some exceptionally expensive players who would but Liverpool look unlikely to sign them.
The Reds had three options with Wilson this summer – sell him for a reported £25m, loan him, or keep him around for the summer. Klopp chose the latter, which was surely the right one.
It may be harder to sell him now but it does look as though Wilson can play a role at the club this season.
As Klopp said, Wilson’s fantastic goal came from the left – a position he’s not used to. If he can play there, as well as from the right and in midfield, Liverpool have a wonderfully versatile attacking player capable of scoring goals.
Where will they find that, within reason, at this stage in the window? Especially one who can play backup and isn’t an elite player wanting a starting role.
At this point, Klopp should just persist with Wilson in the first-team.