Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson was in the firing line after failing to impress for Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.
The 22-year-old midfielder and his teammates suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of Watford.
Without a win in five Premier League games, Eddie Howe’s team appear to be in free fall.
While the Hornets, on the other hand, have been rejuvenated under new boss Nigel Pearson.
With the win they have now move out of the relegation zone and the Cherries slipped to 19th in the table after the defeat.
The must-win game for both sides was in the balance for most of the first half. On 42 minutes Watford took the lead courtesy of an Abdoulaye Doucoure goal. The powerful midfielder capitalised on a mistake from Bournemouth ‘keeper Mark Travers to break the deadlock. Watford captain Troy Deeney doubled their lead mid-way through the second half. The 31-year-old lashed home his fourth Premier League goal of the season after the ball fell kindly to him in the box.
Despite pushing Watford’s third goal didn’t come until deep into stoppage time. Roberto Pereyra scored a fantastic volley after 92 minutes to claim all three points. It really was one of the best performances from this Watford side all season. Whilst the less said about Bournemouth performance the better.
The Welsh international Wilson was singled out for criticism after the game. Liverpool fans took to social media to question his display, whilst some even questioned his ability. Here’s just some of the reaction from Twitter.
This Liverpool fan finds the widely held belief that Harry Wilson is good enough for Jurgen Klopps team laughable.
Some fans think Harry Wilson is good enough for Liverpool 😂😂
— Brett (@LFC__Brett) January 12, 2020
Whilst another pointed out that the youngster’s talent is quite limited.
Klopp: Harry Wilson whats your best attributes?
Harry Wilson: I’m good from set pieces
Klopp: cool, what else?
Harry Wilson: pic.twitter.com/ytAHDvNgc0
— Andy (@AndyTheRed83) January 12, 2020
The Reds will be lucky to get £20m for the player in the summer according to this fan.
Anyone wanting Harry Wilson back at Anfield next season take a look at him in the Watford game today. Totally ineffective we'll be lucky to get £20M in the Summer.
— RobJo (@katealex4700) January 12, 2020
This Liverpool supporter came to a sad realisation that Wilson probably wouldn’t make it at Anfield
I'm kinda sad I wanted Harry Wilson to make it at Liverpool so bad but he probably won't 😔
— Laiba (@trcntaa) January 12, 2020
However not everyone was so quick to criticse the young midfielder.
if possible id bring harry wilson back , commentators mentioned few times that his confidence is shot with all the defeats probably needs a klopp hug !!!!!
— Neil⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@Neil74186539) January 12, 2020
One Liverpool fan believed the negativity towards our prospects is part of a wider conspiracy against the club.
The fact that Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster is trending shows the obsession and agenda against Liverpool to try their best to put Liverpool down, embarrassing
— a i (@thatguyjme) January 12, 2020
Lastly this Red wants the club to recall Wilson or send him to another club for the rest of the season.
Harry Wilson needs to come back to lfc for second half of season or go to another club. Bournmouth is not the place for him to grow, they play a bad style of football and give him nothing but scraps.
— Sean Cox (@Seanando9) January 12, 2020