Rangers were linked with a host of players from Steven Gerrard’s old club Liverpool in the Summer. Of them, flying, direct winger Harry Wilson was one of the most exciting. The Daily Record had him linked with both sides of the Old Firm divide.
But the winger decided to join Frank Lampard at Derby instead of Steven Gerrard at Ibrox. And what an impact he’s made so far. Wilson has scored 2 in 6 and become a key part of Lampard’s team.
In last night’s Carabao Cup match, the talented forward did what every Liverpool fan dreams to do. Wilson scored an absolute worldy at Old Trafford as his side dumped Manchester United out of the cup.
Wilson then reminded the Old Trafford faithful who has more European Cups by holding up his five fingers to the stands.
A finer free kick you’ll struggle to see
Thirty yards out. Old Trafford. A Tuesday night Cup tie with an underdog.
There’s hardly a better stage to hit a free kick into the top bag. And that’s just what Harry Wilson does here.
What a free kick from Derby's Harry Wilson against Man Utd last night. 😲 pic.twitter.com/7swBGDuSpS
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) September 26, 2018
It’s an immense strike from the youngster and has captured the imagination of football fans across the country. Liverpool fans will be happy he’s only on loan at County.
Showing us what might’ve been
There was little known about Harry Wilson before last night. Other than he was a top, top prospect.
He also revealed to the Derby Telegraph yesterday that Steven Gerrard was his childhood idol. He was the toast of Derby yesterday and quite rightly so. The Rams dumped United out of the cup 8-7 on penalties after a mightily entertaining 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.
And whilst his freekick gives us a little glimpse of what might’ve been, Rangers are doing pretty well without him.
Did we lose out? Well, we got Ryan Kent. Not exactly a terrible replacement.
That said, at 21 there’s still plenty of time for Harry Wilson to join up with his idol Gerrard in Glasgow.