The extra motivation for Harry Wilson to add to first Premier League goal this weekend

23 August 2019

Harry Wilson will be aiming to build on a successful Premier League debut for Bournemouth last weekend, with the Cherries hosting Man City on Sunday.


Wilson made the surprise loan switch to Dean Court at the end of the summer transfer window, and had to wait until the second game of the season for his debut.

It proved one to remember, as the Wales international swiftly made his mark on the English top flight with a trademark long-range strike which ultimately decided a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.

The 22-year-old is likely to keep his place on the right flank this weekend as Bournemouth take on City, and Liverpool will be hoping he can help their cause with another influential display.

Still harbouring ambitions of becoming Reds player on a long-term basis, another goalscoring return from Wilson could provide their title rivals with a second setback in as many weekends.

Derby County's Harry Wilson celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game (Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport)

He’s already done it against United—can Wilson make it two Manchester clubs on Sunday?

Earlier in the weekend, on Friday night, Loris Karius could make his return for Besiktas following a calf injury.

The goalkeeper missed the 3-0 loss to Sivasspor which opened the Super Lig campaign, but has reported back for training this week.

Though it is unclear whether he will be considered to feature, Abdullah Avci will no doubt be eager to reinstate the Liverpool loanee after his stand-in Utku Yuvakuran shipped three goals in Sivas.

08 December 2018, Berlin: 08.12.2018, Berlin: Soccer, 1st Bundesliga, 14th matchday, Hertha BSC Berlin - SG Eintracht Frankfurt in the Olympic Stadium. After the end of the game Berlin's goal scorer Marko Grujic runs laughing towards the east bend. Photo: Annegret Hilse/dpa - IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the requirements of the DFL Deutsche Fu?ball Liga or the DFB Deutscher Fu?ball-Bund, it is prohibited to use or have used photographs taken in the stadium and/or the match in the form of sequence images and/or video-like photo sequences.

Marko Grujic picked up a black eye for his troubles has he scored the second goal in Hertha Berlin’s 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich last weekend, but should be in contention for their home clash with Wolfsburg on Sunday.

The 23-year-old has retained his key role at the Olympiastadion despite a change in manager, and though he conceded a penalty with a rash challenge last weekend, will be retained if possible.

Wolfsburg began the Bundesliga season with a 2-1 win at home to FC Koln, but Hertha will be desperate for three points this time out against a side which finished five places above them in 2018/19.

Elsewhere over the weekend, Liam Millar will look to continue his encouraging form as Kilmarnock take on Aberdeen, and Ovie Ejaria and Kamil Grabara face off as Reading visit Huddersfield.

Rhys Williams should keep his ever-present status as Kidderminster Harriers take on Chester, with the 18-year-old one of the Reds’ low-key ones to watch this campaign.


Liverpool’s Loanees This Weekend

Rangers Sheyi Ojo celebrates after scoring his sides sixth goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Image: Ian Rutherford/PA Wire.

  • Allan Rodrigues (Fluminense) – Corinthians (A), Friday 1.30am
  • Nat Phillips (Stuttgart) – Erzgebirge (A), Friday 5.30pm
  • Loris Karius (Besiktas) – Goztepe (H), Friday 6.30pm
  • Taiwo Awoniyi (Mainz) – Gladbach (H), Saturday 2.30pm
  • Kamil Grabara (Huddersfield) – Reading (H), Saturday 3pm
  • Ovie Ejaria (Reading) – Huddersfield (A), Saturday 3pm
  • Liam Millar (Kilmarnock) – Aberdeen (H), Saturday 3pm
  • Ben Woodburn (Oxford United) – Bristol Rovers (A), Saturday 3pm
  • Rhys Williams (Kidderminster) – Chester (H), Saturday 3pm
  • Sheyi Ojo (Rangers) – St Mirren (A), Sunday 12.15pm
  • Harry Wilson (Bournemouth)Man City (H), Sunday 2pm
  • Marko Grujic (Hertha Berlin) – Wolfsburg (H), Sunday 5pm

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