Liverpool defender Danny Wilson is hopeful of a loan move to retain his place in the Scotland side

The defender would like to stay at Anfield and try to break into the team but the likelihood is that he will have to leave on loan should he wish to stay in the national set-up
Liverpool defender Danny Wilson has admitted he may have to leave the club on loan to get more first team action as he wishes to stay in Scotland's national set-up.

The 19-year-old was in the line-up in his country's win over Denmark on Wednesday and he would like to be involved more but feels he won't get the chance if he is only on the fringes at Liverpool.

He told The Guardian: "I think I'll probably have to go out on loan, although I'm not sure where.

"There are a lot of players at my club so it would probably be best for my career to go somewhere else just now.

"Kenny Dalglish [Liverpool's manager] has been really supportive of me. He knows that I want to go and play somewhere and he needs me to go and play too – it's no use to him having a young boy on the sidelines.

"I need to get more experience and he supports that. I didn't play a lot of first-team games last season and I don't want a repeat of that.

"I don't know where that [loan] will be. There have been no offers for me yet. Once they come in I'll evaluate them."

Wilson joined the Reds from Scottish Premier League side Rangers last July and has made eight appearances for them.

After impressing against the Danes, Scotland boss Craig Levein may give the centre-back another chance in the European Championship qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Lithuania but will be hoping the defender gets more first-team action either at Liverpool, or elsewhere, before then.

Wilson added: "I think it's highly unlikely that I'd be picked to play against the Czechs if I wasn't playing first-team football somewhere, but I'd have no qualms about taking them on.

"I completely understand that the national team needs people to be playing week in and week out.

"I was surprised to be in the squad for Denmark having not played regularly for Liverpool, but I was grateful to be included and to have been picked to play.

"Craig has obviously seen something in me to keep bringing me back, but I know I can't keep living off what I've done in the past.

"I need to go somewhere and start playing now and that's my objective."