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'We have to do the right thing' - Klopp uncertain on Wilson's Liverpool future

02:58 IST 01/08/2019
Harry Wilson Liverpool 2019
The youngster's future remains up in the air according to the manager

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been happy with Harry Wilson's pre-season, but he remains unsure about the attacker's future.

Wilson, 22, scored a 30-yard stunner as the European champions beat Lyon 3-1 in a friendly at the Stade de Geneve on Wednesday.

He was joined on the scoresheet by Roberto Firmino while a Joachim Andersen own goal contributed the Reds' third goal. Memphis Depay, meanwhile, scored from the spot for Lyon.

The Wales international impressed during a loan spell with Derby County last season, scoring 16 Championship goals, and has been linked with Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Bournemouth during this ongoing transfer window.

Speaking after the win over Lyon, Klopp said talks were ongoing about Wilson, who has pleased the manager during Liverpool's pre-season matches.

"We are in constant conversations, that's clear. We have to do the right thing for us and for the boy," he told a news conference on Wednesday.

"There is nothing to talk about in public about it, so we will see what happens in the next eight or nine days until the window closes.

"He is obviously a really good player and I was really happy with him in the whole pre-season. He came back from Derby in a completely different [shape]. That's a good example of how a loan can really work out – it was for Derby really good and for Harry as well. For us as well, which is good.

"I am happy for him that he could show that tonight again. He played not in his best position, he played left wing and did it really well.

"We tried to set it up a little bit so it is more comfortable for him with positioning and stuff like that. When he scored the goal, it was just Harry – brilliant."

The Reds have endured a difficult pre-season with the victory over Lyon being the club's third win in seven matches this summer.

Liverpool topped Tranmere and Bradford City before falling to Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Napoli while drawing Sporting CP.

The Champions League winners will face Premier League rivals Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday before their league opener at home to Norwich City five days later.