Harry Wilson is missing an essential part of his game that and it will end his Liverpool chances. The Reds will surely assess the Welshman when he returns at the end of the season.
Wilson is currently at Bournemouth on loan and he is having a productive season. In fact, on the face of at least, he looks good enough for a squad place at Liverpool.
The 22-year-old has scored seven times in the Premier League this season. That’s as many as Riyad Mahrez, Son Heung-Min, Jack Grealish, Kevin De Bruyne and Dele Alli (per the Premier League site).
Pretty good company, as anyone would admit.
But unfortunately, there’s one thing sorely lacking from Wilson’s game. He hasn’t got a single Premier League assist this season – and that’s a real problem.
Liverpool’s forward line aren’t all out-and-out goalscorers. Now, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have scored plenty, of course, but they also create.
Firmino has seven assists this season on top of his eight goals. Salah and Mane have another six each. Even Divock Origi, with his limited game time, has managed to add one to his total.
Even compared to Grealish, Wilson slips. Both have scored seven, of course, but Grealish has created another five. That’s the difference.
And with creating clearly such an important part of Liverpool’s game, Wilson having zero assists is a problem. He may score plenty but that’s not the sole thing Liverpool want – they’re after both.
If Wilson wants a Liverpool future, he’s got to start creating chances. You simply have to have that all-around game but the 22-year-old isn’t cutting it right now.