Celtic watch Liverpool starlet and make instant approach to sign him

Date published: Monday 9th July 2018 11:29

Celtic watched Harry Wilson on Saturday and have reportedly made an approach to sign the Liverpool youngster on loan.

The 21-year-old, who is set to sign a new contract at Anfield as soon as this week, scored twice in Liverpool’s 7-0 win over Chester on Saturday under the watchful eye of a Celtic scout.

Goal¬†report that Celtic “on Sunday morning contacted Liverpool to see if a deal could be structured which would take the talented winger to Glasgow”.

It’s reported that Liverpool though would prefer a loan deal in England if Jurgen Klopp decides to go down that route for Wilson.

Wilson, who only signed a contract extension in January before joining Hull City on loan, scored seven times in 14 appearances for the Tigers last season and a dozen second-tier teams are interested in taking him this season -including West Brom and Stoke.

Klopp looks set to lose Danny Ings, who will explore options away from Liverpool to get more game time, while Daniel Sturridge’s future is up in air, despite scoring twice in Saturday’s friendly win and then declaring: “This is just the beginning.”

Klopp looks set to run the rule over Wilson with friendly games with Tranmere, Bury and Blackburn all pencilled in, followed by a three-game tour of the USA.

“I am concentrating on doing well every day in training and hoping that first team opportunities will come,” said Wilson after Saturday’s game.

“The dream of mine is to play regularly for Liverpool’s first team. At the moment I am getting the chance to train at Melwood and get minutes in the friendlies and my aim is to impress the manager and stay here. If that’s not possible then we will weigh up the options and go from there.

“If you are in [Klopp’s] training squad then he’s given you the chance to impress him. I have to make sure I use that chance. Over the coming weeks I am sure we’ll sit down and see what the plans are.”

 

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