Jurgen Klopp has intimated he may have made a mistake in the summer transfer window when he allowed a rising midfielder to leave the club on loan.
Liverpool are currently in the midst of an unheralded fixture pile-up, partly brought on by their own successes.
Advancement in the EFL Cup and success in last year’s Champions League means the Reds must play 10 matches across five competitions in the next 30 days.
The injury bug has begun to bite, with Fabinho recently ruled out for approximately eight weeks with ankle ligament damage, meaning it’ll be all hands on deck in the Liverpool midfield over the coming month.
Klopp has begun to rotate his starting line-ups, with even the highest of profile stars such as Roberto Firmino, Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane all afforded rests in the last two matches.
One player who could’ve slightly eased the burden on Liverpool’s squad is Harry Wilson, but the 22-year-old was loaned out to Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth at the beginning of the season in order to give him regular game time to aid his development.
The Welshman has made an impressive impact with the Cherries, already contributing six goals from just 14 appearances in the league.
Now, The Mirror has revealed that Klopp wishes he had have kept Wilson around if he had the chance to make the decision again.
The British newspaper’s article states: “Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has suggested he wouldn’t have let Harry Wilson leave on loan if he had “another choice” in the summer transfer window.
“The German admits that if Wilson had stayed at Liverpool then playing time would have been much harder to come by, but adds he’d have “loved to have had him here” if another choice was available to him.”
Wilson was recently ineligible in his side’s clash with his parent club, something Klopp was particularly happy about knowing first hand how dangerous he can be.
“I am happy Harry Wilson cannot play tomorrow. Each free-kick is a proper threat. He has scored nice goals. It is good for him,” said Klopp before the encounter.
“But we have no doubt about Harry’s shooting abilities. His skills in that part of the game is incredible, world class for sure,” added Klopp.
“But he has gone to Bournemouth to improve the rest of his game – being involved, being decisive, being between the lines, using his speed and all that stuff and he makes big steps there. That’s really important.
“They are not on the best run but even there [against Spurs] he scored two goals, nice goals as well, not important enough at the end because they still lost but he kept the game going so good.”