Neil Harris was full of praise for Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson after his well-taken equaliser in Wednesday’s 1-1 Championship draw with Bournemouth, while speaking to Wales Online.
Considering the Wales international looked very much at home during his first ever Premier League season in 2019/20, it is tempting to wonder just how much havoc the winger could wreak after dropping back down into the Championship.
Wilson has shone in the past during spells at Hull City and Derby and, in just his second start in Cardiff colours, produced a Man of the Match performance which, on another day, could have ended in a hat-trick.
After fizzing one shot just wide and rattling the bar with another, Wilson’s lethal left foot finally made the difference against his former side as he slid home on the hour to cancel out Dominic Solanke’s opener.
“He is disappointed he hasn’t got the match ball,” Cardiff coach Harris said after a keenly-contested draw. “He showed his class and his quality again.
“We can talk about Harry Wilson’s quality, his class, his shots, his link-up play, his free-kicks, but it’s what he does without the ball as well, the distance he covers on the pitch.
“I thought he was excellent.”
Wilson was valued at £20 million by Liverpool but, after Leeds and Burnley decided against making a last-gasp approach, the Premier League champions had little choice but to farm the Melwood academy graduate out on a temporary basis once again.
But if Wilson keeps producing match-changing contributions in South Wales, the Reds will surely be fielding plenty of enquiries next summer.
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