Wilson, 23, made his first Liverpool appearance in over two years following his 90-minute cameo in the League Cup against Arsenal last month – in which he was the unfortunate victim to miss the decisive spot-kick during the penalty shootout defeat to Mikel Arteta’s side.
Having spent three successful loan periods at the likes of Hull City, Derby County and most recently AFC Bournemouth, Liverpool had planned to sell Wilson on a permanent deal this summer with reports from The Mirror claiming the Reds had hoped to secure a £20 million deal.
However, with the Premier League window closed and the EFL deadline approaching on Friday, a loan move represents Wilson’s best opportunity of securing regular first-team football.
Now, he has returned to the first team at Liverpool and with seemingly limited opportunities amongst Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League-winning squad, a late loan deal could materialise. The report claims that Nottingham Forest, Cardiff and Swansea City are all keen. A loan move is expected, while a permanent move is not out of the question.
What RTK has to say
It all comes down to what Liverpool deem is in the best interest of both the player and club from a financial sense.
The ongoing pandemic has made it difficult for Liverpool to shift a player who has proven himself an able performer at the top-level following his time with Bournemouth last season.
He needs game time. Moving to a Championship side could be in the interest of both parties, especially under a manager like Chris Hughton at Forest. Any of the three aforementioned clubs would be ideal for Wilson, if they can move before Friday’s 5pm deadline.
Wilson is contracted at Anfield until 2023.