Exclusive: Paul Robinson raves about one 'Great' Liverpool academy graduate
Paul Robinson has claimed Harry Wilson will “come into the reckoning” at Liverpool next season after a successful loan spell at Bournemouth.
England’s former number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, cited the potential exit of Adam Lallana as an opportunity for the 22-year-old.
On Saturday Wilson was forced to watch on from the stands as Bournemouth took on his parent club at Anfield, the home side coming from behind to win 2-1 in the early kick-off.
The attacking midfielder joined the Cherries on a season-long loan deal last August scoring six goals and assisting twice in his 27 appearances.
When asked if the Wales international would be part of the first-team picture next season, Robinson told Football Insider: “He has not done himself any harm the way that he has played this year at Bournemouth. The goals that he has got and the way he has conducted himself – it has been a great loan for him.
“There are lots of younger players at Liverpool who have not been able to get into the team because of the quality and it shows the benefit of a Premier League loan.
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“He will come into the reckoning next year, not a regular starter but with Lallana possibly moving on there is room in the squad for a player like him.
“He can play across the midfield or as part of the front three.”
The stint on the south coast is the fourth loan spell of Wilson’s career having also played at Derby County, Hull City and, Crewe Alexandra.
The future of Adam Lallana remains uncertain with Sky Sports reporting earlier this month that Leicester City had made an approach for the 31-year-old.
In other Liverpool news, Kevin Phillips has told Football Insider Jurgen Klopp should move to sign 40-goal striker this summer.