Liverpool academy manager Alex Inglethorpe thinks that Harry Wilson can return to the club from a loan spell at Bournemouth and look to push for an important role at the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp opted to send Harry on loan to the south coast for the campaign as he aims to see the Liverpool ace further progress under the guidance of Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.

Inglethorpe makes no bones about the fact that Harry is unlikely to be able to return from the PL club and force his way straight into the Merseyside heavyweights’ team.

The academy manager though believes that the player can fight for a spot on the bench and look to play a couple of games for the Reds first team as he plans to take the next step at Anfield.

Alex told The Athletic: “He’s on the way to maybe being a first-team option. I think he’s realistic enough to know he wouldn’t come back from his loan and take someone’s spot straight away.

“But he could maybe put pressure on positions 12, 13 and 14 on the bench, and make an impact playing in a percentage of games each year.”

Harry enjoyed regular game time at Pride Park in the EFL Championship with Derby County last season.

The Wales international made a whopping 49 matches for the Rams across all competitions and netted 18 goals.

He has turned out in seven of eight PL games for the Cherries, chipping in with three goals from his position on the flank.