Liverpool are relaxed on the idea of Harry Wilson staying at Liverpool if Xherdan Shaqiri leaves the club. Both could still leave, however.
This comes from the Liverpool Echo. They say that Harry Wilson and Xherdan Shaqiri – along with Marko Grujic – are all up for grabs today.
In fact, the Reds hope to get £60m for the trio, valuing each at £20m. But that might not happen, of course.
And so Liverpool are reportedly relaxed at the idea of Grujic and Wilson staying beyond today. ‘Particularly’ in Wilson’s case, they say, should Shaqiri depart.
What RTK has to say
Wilson’s a good player, so we’re hardly going to complain if he stays. Especially if Shaqiri does leave as then there isn’t a recognised, senior right-winger in the squad other than Mohamed Salah.
That’s quite a lot of pressure on Harvey Elliott to be that player, then. Wilson would fix that, however, and offer natural cover down that flank. He can also play centre-midfield, as we saw against Arsenal in the League Cup. Wilson had a decent game that went a little under the radar.
But for his sake, we hope Wilson moves on today. He just won’t get games at Liverpool this season and it’ll stunt his development.
We think Jurgen Klopp will likely cover Salah by moving forwards around, such as Takumi Minamino and Diogo Jota. If that wasn’t the plan, in fact, then Liverpool wouldn’t be looking to sell Wilson.
But we can certainly see why Liverpool would feel relaxed on keeping Wilson if Shaqiri left. He’d make the squad slightly stronger, slightly more versatile.
For Wilson’s development as a football, though, he really should leave on Monday.