The Reds have an embarrassment of talent on their books at the minute. Such is the competition for places we have had to loan out some of our brightest talents in order to ensure that they are getting enough game time. The aim of these temporary moves is to assess whether or not youngsters are able to step into the first team squad at Anfield. We give our verdict on Liverpool’s best performing loan player – it is between Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson.
The Serbian, once dubbed the “next Steven Gerrard”, was Jürgen Klopp’s first signing at Anfield when he joined from Red Star Belgrade in a £5.1m deal in 2016. The midfielder is now in his second season on loan at Hertha Berlin, where he has been praised as the best midfielder they’ve had in decades.
Despite an up and down season in the German capital, Grujic has been showing that he definitely has the ability to kick on – he recently scored and assisted both his side’s goals in a draw with Eintracht Frankfurt. His passing range and defensive intelligence has been impressive throughout the season.
The Welsh winger has spent the season on the South Coast, playing for Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth. This season has seen the 22-year-old demonstrate his undeniable potential.
The wide man has developed a reputation as a dead ball specialist over the years, this campaign he has been at it again – his top corner free kick against Manchester City will live long in the memory.
He has an impressive six goals in 11 games for The Cherries but has returned to Merseyside recently for an injury assessment.
Verdict: Harry Wilson
Harry Wilson is surely Liverpool’s best performing loan player. The gaffer himself has admitted he would have liked to have had Wilson available when Xherdan Shaqiri succumbed to injury.
Next season will be a massive one for the Welshman. We believe he has shown enough in pre-season and at Bournemouth to merit a place in Jürgen’s squad after the summer.
We could save millions by keeping the lad around instead of buying depth for our wings. He wants to prove himself at Anfield, we should give him the chance he has earned.