Liverpool reject hoops approach for Wilson

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Jurgen Klopp has rejected Celtic’s approach to take Liverpool sensation Harry Wilson on loan next season, according to a Mirror report.

The newspaper claims Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers is a big admirer of the 20-year-old striker, but Liverpool have knocked back his enquiries about a temporary deal.

This comes after ESPN FC reported the Hoops were eyeing up a summer swoop for the young Welshman, with Championship club Wolves also said to be interested.

The Reds’ Under-23s captain has enjoyed a prolific season in front of goal, bagging himself 12 goals in 17 Premier League 2 appearances, as well as providing six assists.

He also made his Liverpool first team debut this term, playing 25 minutes of their 1-0 win over Plymouth in the FA Cup third round.

The 20-year-old is highly rated by Liverpool manager Klopp and he travelled with the senior squad to Australia for their post-season tour, and played 45 minutes in their friendly 3-0 beating of Sydney FC on Wednesday.

Wilson is primarily a right-winger, but he is also comfortable leading the line and he already has one senior Wales cap to his name, which he won back in 2013, when he was just 16.

Liverpool finished fourth in the Premier League, securing a return to Champions League football for next season.

Meanwhile Celtic have already wrapped up the Scottish Premiership title and the Scottish League Cup, and could make it a treble on Saturday if they can beat Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final.

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