Liverpool have cut short Harry Wilson‘s three-month loan, with the Welsh winger returning to Merseyside from League One side Crewe Alexandra.
The 18-year-old struggled to make an impact on Steve Davis’ first team due to the competitive nature of the Crewe squad and the Railwaymen’s fixtures often clashing with those of the Welsh U21s.
Wilson made six appearances in League One this season, amounting to just 201 minutes of football, and Liverpool have made the decision to recall him a month early.
In a statement released by Crewe, Wilson’s former loan club said that “everyone at Crewe Alexandra would like to thank Harry for his contribution and wish him every success for the future.”
The fleet-footed Wilson featured in Monday night’s Liverpool U21s defeat away to Manchester United, joining Jerome Sinclair in attack.
Wilson has made five appearances for the young Reds so far this season, and is likely to take up a focal role in Micheal Beale’s attack for the rest of the campaign.
The winger could also take part in regular sessions under Jurgen Klopp at Melwood, with the German having previously expressed frustration at the number of young Liverpool players out on loan.
“I try to learn all about English football because it is completely different to other countries,” he said in October.
“Liverpool a few years ago had 20 to 25 players out on loan.
“Maybe we need to cool down the situation a little bit, hold on to these guys longer and let them play in our second team and develop as a team.”
The move to recall Wilson certainly fulfils Klopp’s patient remit.
With the Welshman enjoying little game time with Crewe this could prove to be the correct decision.