Transfer Update: Brendan Rodgers suffers blow in transfer pursuit of Liverpool forward

Rodgers has reportedly inquired about Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson with a view to reunite with the Welsh prodigy.


Celtic have enjoyed a prolific domestic campaign under former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers who grabbed their sixth consecutive Scottish Premiership title and are close to win a ‘treble’ following an unbeaten domestic campaign.

The Northern Irishman, however, is already into the transfer market and eyeing to strengthen his squad with proper reinforcements. Rodgers has reportedly inquired about Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson with a view to reunite with the Welsh prodigy for the upcoming campaign.

Wilson, 20, has captained the Reds U-23 side and enjoyed a high-scoring campaign in PL2. Although his side lost the title to Merseyside rivals Everton, the wing forward’s performance was highly acknowledged and earned him his senior debut in a FA Cup third round return leg fixture against Plymouth Argyle.

Wilson is hailed for his pace, has great touch and ability to cut inside from wide position. He prefers to shoot with his left foot and usually plays in right wing for club and country.

The young forward joined the Reds at the age of 8 back in 2005 and progressed through several youth ranks. He also featured for his country’s U-17, U-19 and U-21s regularly before making his senior debut for Wales at the age of 16 in October 2013.

The Welshman was loaned to League One outfit Crewe Alexandra for four months early into the 2015-16 season in order to gain senior experience. He then returned to Liverpool in December 2015 and kept on making regular appearances for the reserves.

Brendan Rodgers, the current Hoops boss, is well aware of Wilson’s potential and identified him as a major transfer target to replace Manchester City loanee Patrick Roberts who is still undecided about his future. Also, Championship outfit Wolves have expressed their desire to loan him in for the upcoming campaign, but the Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has rejected a move as he thinks Wilson can contribute immediately and has a bright future ahead with Liverpool.

Klopp is plotting new recruits ahead of a busy summer transfer window and will like to add a winger to increase depth in attack. The Reds will have a long season ahead with European football and Wilson will be handed a squad rotation role mostly with appearances in cup competitons.