COMMENT

Jurgen Klopp is fast assembling a fantastic Liverpool side, and the arrival of Naby Keita in the summer will take it one step further.

However, in the scramble to build a team capable of finally lifting the Premier League trophy, Klopp is getting blindsided to homegrown local talent.

Harry Wilson has made one senior appearance for the side in an FA Cup win against Plymouth last year.

And he had such little chance of making the breakthrough this season that Klopp shipped him out on loan to Hull.

He’s been impressing in the Championship, with three goals in six games, and he just replicated that form on the international stage on Thursday.

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True, Wales were only playing against China and beat them 6-0, but Wilson played a blinder, with a nod to Bobby Firmino when he pulled off a no-look pass.

He scored a goal as well in what was only his second cap, and his first in over four years.

Liverpool fans want to see him given a chance next season, but what are the chances?

Wilson must look at the squad and wonder where he fits into oKlopp’s lofty plans.

Wilson came up through the youth ranks and is a player who has undoubted talent, and it will be a real shame if Liverpool sacrifice all of their own players in search of silverware.

Winning is important, no one is going to dispute that.

But so is bringing through real talent that has stayed loyal to you through their career. No Liverpool fans want to be seen as the next Chelsea, a club that breeds young stars just to sell them on for profit.

However, if Klopp has no intention of giving Harry Wilson a chance, he should be set free – sold in the summer to a club that can appreciate – and nurture – his talent.

If he does that though, it could be a deal that comes back to haunt Klopp in the future.

In other Liverpool news, ‘On fire’ – Liverpool fans want Klopp to unleash rarely-seen fringe star after international display

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