Pundit Paul Robinson believes that Liverpool should not look to sign Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser this summer.
The Reds have been linked with a move for Fraser in a variety of reports recently, which does suggest that Liverpool could be interested in the winger.
Fraser’s contract at Bournemouth expires come the end of the season, which means that he can join another club on a free transfer. However, Robinson believes that Liverpool should not pursue the Scotsman.
Robinson believes that Liverpool midfielder Harry Wilson, who is currently out on loan at the Cherries, would be the better option to have around Liverpool’s senior squad next season.
“I do not see him [Fraser] fitting in at Anfield,” Robinson told Football Insider.
“He has been in and out of the Bournemouth team this year and by his own admittance, he has had dips in form.
“Harry Wilson is a more realistic option than Fraser.
“You look at the way Wilson has played at Bournemouth, that type of player I see fitting in better with the set up at Liverpool. The Premier League loan for him has been outstanding.
“Fraser has been fantastic for a while but I just question whether he is a Liverpool player. I expect Klopp to look to Wilson instead.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Fraser has not had a great season for the Cherries. He has scored one goal and registered four assists in all competitions this campaign.
Wilson on the other hand has been solid for Bournemouth during his loan spell. The Welshman has scored six goals and registered two assists in all competitions this season.
It is hard to disagree with Robinson. With Reds midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri likely to depart the club come the summer, there will be a vacant spot in Liverpool’s senior squad.
If that spot were to be given to one of Fraser or Wilson, I would give it to Wilson. The aforementioned statistics suggest that Wilson has more end product to his game.
Wilson is also only 23 years old, meaning that he is three years younger than Fraser.