Harry Wilson completed a season-long loan to Bournemouth on Tuesday. It’s the ideal move for both the player and Liverpool.
Wilson enjoyed a very good season with Derby County last campaign and was always going to push on this year. Whether that would be at Liverpool or another Premier League club was uncertain, however.
But the decision has been made – Wilson is off to Bournemouth and won’t be a part of the Liverpool squad.
No matter what you think of the timing, this does seem like the perfect deal. Both Liverpool and Wilson get what they want: the player getting games in the Premier League.
David Brooks’ injury opens up a spot for a player like Wilson and you’d expect him to feature relatively prominently over the next few months.
He’s playing at a club where there isn’t too much pressure; Bournemouth aren’t looking for a miracle season, just to perform well enough.
They shouldn’t fear relegation and Wilson has an environment – and a manager in Eddie Howe – that promotes attacking football and hard work.
It’s where you’d want the player to be. He can experience top-flight football – the necessary step up – and Liverpool will have a much better idea of his ability by May.
It’s exactly what everyone needed.