Date: 25th May 2019 at 4:29pm
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EXCLUSIVE

Jurgen Klopp would be making a “big mistake” if he sold in-demand Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson this summer, according to Noel Whelan.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the Championship expert and ex-Leeds United and Coventry City striker hailed the 22-year-old as an “exceptional talent” who can “light up the Premier League”.

Football Insider revealed earlier this week that Wolves are among the multiple Premier League clubs keeping close tabs on attacking midfielder Wilson as Jurgen Klopp mulls over a £25million sale.

“Personally, I think it would be a big mistake,” Whelan said. “I’ve seen a lot of Harry Wilson at Derby and Hull and he’s an exceptional talent, no doubt about it.

“I know Liverpool have an abundance of brilliant attackers and it’s not going to be easy to compete with Mo Salah, [Roberto] Firmino and Sadio Mane, but Wilson is good enough to get in that team in a year or two, certainly on the bench.

“He can score goals, pick a pass, manipulate the ball, drive forward, play different positions and has a turn of pace. He’s also a brilliant free-kick taker. No wonder Premier League clubs are queueing up. He can light up the Premier League.”

Wilson has had an outstanding campaign on loan at play-off finalists Derby County, scoring 18 goals and supplying six assists from 48 appearances in all competitions.

The left-footed Wales international has made only one senior appearance for the Merseysiders – two years ago – but also impressed on loan in the Championship at Hull City in the second half of last season.

In other Liverpool news, it can be REVEALED that an Anfield attacker has rejected a new five-year contract and he is set to join one of their Premier League top-six rivals.