Liverpool had plans to sell winger Harry Wilson this summer, according to David Maddock from the Mirror.
The report states that the sale of Wilson was going to help the Reds pay for RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.
However, due to the pandemic, Maddock believes that Liverpool will struggle to sell Wilson for a “significant fee”.
Xherdan Shaqiri and Marko Grujic were also mentioned in the report as players that the club were looking to sell to help fund the Werner deal.
Wilson, 23, has spent the season out on loan at Bournemouth.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
The fact that Maddock has stated that Liverpool “had hoped” to sell Wilson this summer does suggest that he will now not be sold.
It would be a silly move to sell Wilson this summer, and that is simply because the club would not gain a significant fee due to the financial impact of the pandemic. Maddock made that very clear.
As Wilson still has three years left on his contract, the Reds should either give him a chance, or sell him further down the line when the financial aspect of football improves.
Freelance sports journalist and Red from Melbourne.