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'So be it': Harry Wilson ready to leave Liverpool after 16 years

Harry Wilson admits he’d prepared to leave Liverpool this summer. The Welshman has been on the books since 2005.

This summer could see Harry Wilson finally leave Liverpool. The Liverpool Echo’s Paul Gorst suggested as much during the week, saying the Reds wanted around £10m-£15m for the player.

And that wouldn’t surprise anyone. Least of all Wilson.

“I feel my senior career has been elsewhere so far,” he told Sgorio. “I think I’m 150-200 appearances deep now and only a couple have been at Liverpool.

“The club will always be close to my heart but if it means moving away to further my career, then so be it.”

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Harry Wilson to leave?

It sounds as though Wilson is already out the door. After all, he’s barely had a first-team opportunity at Liverpool despite being at the club for 16 years.

The Welshman first joined the Reds as part of their Under 9s team in 2005. Wilson would stay in the academy for another decade before starting his senior career.

But in a clue for what was the come, that start wasn’t with Liverpool. Instead, he was off to Crewe Alexandra for a short loan spell.

Since then, Wilson has had three very productive loan spells in the Championship. First with Hull City in the 17/18 season, then with Derby County the following year.

This year, too, Wilson is enjoying life in the second tier. He’s scored four goals and picked up 11 assists with Cardiff City – the later figure good enough for second-most in the league.

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Wilson also has one Premier League season under his belt, of course. He spent last year with Bournemouth but struggled for games over the latter part of the season as the club battled relegation.

All in all, then, Wilson has spent the vast majority of his senior career away from Anfield. In fact, he has just two Liverpool appearances – one in the League Cup and another in the FA Cup.

Wilson has long been on the verge of being a very good Premier League player but hasn’t quite had the opportunities and consistency needed to kick on.

Really, Wilson has hit his best years at the wrong time. He’d have easily had games in Brendan Rodgers’ teams and maybe the entire period between Rafa Benitez and Jurgen Klopp.

Instead, he hit senior level at the exact time Klopp was building something special. That robbed him of a proper go with Liverpool, unfortunately.

We wish him well, though. Wilson deserves a consistent team after years of performing well while moving all over the country.

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