Harry Wilson is dreaming of a place in Jurgen Klopp's starting XI

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Harry Wilson wants to fight for his place at Liverpool.

Liverpool forward Harry Wilson‘s dream of playing first-team football for the club means he will resist going out on loan for now.

The 21-year-old has consistently been the Under-23’s best player over the last two seasons and he enhanced his reputation further with an impressive five months at Sky Bet Championship Hull, scoring seven times in 13 matches.

Around a dozen clubs, including Celtic, have made enquiries about the Wales international, whom Press Association Sport understands is set to sign a new contract at Anfield, but Wilson wants to prove his worth to Jurgen Klopp in pre-season.

“The dream of mine is to play regularly for Liverpool’s first team,” he said.

“At the moment I am getting the chance to train at Melwood and get minutes in the friendlies and my aim is to impress the manager and stay here.

“If that’s not possible then we will weigh up the options and go from there.

“Everyone wants to start games. If that’s not the case and you’re on the bench then you need to be ready to come on and make an impact.”

Wilson, who scored twice in Saturday’s 2-0 friendly win at Chester, believes his spell at Hull provided the perfect grounding to make the step up to the first team.

“It was what I needed – a lot of minutes in a competitive league in the Championship,” he added. “What I achieved while I was at Hull has given me a lot of confidence coming back to Liverpool.

“I always had the belief in my myself but I wanted to show people that I could handle that step up to senior football.

“Maybe there were a few doubts from my first loan (at Crewe in 2016) about whether I could handle it.

“I was glad that I was able to go to Hull and prove those people wrong.”

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Liverpool's Ben Woodburn could move to Sheffield United or Norwich on loan

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Ben Woodburn could be Championship-bound.

Championship clubs Sheffield United and Norwich have placed interest in Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn for a season-long loan move.

Both the clubs are keen to replace their key players who departed only recently.

While Norwich midfielder James Maddison moved to Leicester, David Brooks left Sheffield United for Bournemouth and therefore both clubs are wanting to secure the services of the 18-year old on a temporarily.

Woodburn though, having started in Liverpool’s 7-0 win over Chester on Saturday, is expected to play in the next three friendlies against Tranmere, Bury and Blackburn.

And manager Jurgen Klopp wants to take his time before deciding what will be the perfect destination for the young Welshman for his growth as a player.

However, a decision on Woodburn’s loan move could be made before the Reds travel for their three-game tour of the US later this month.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp backs Loris Karius to start afresh after chalking down Champions League blunders to concussion

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Klopp insists Karius starts the new season with a clean slate.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists goalkeeper Loris Karius starts with a clean slate this season after putting his Champions League final errors down to the concussion he sustained.

The 25-year-old was at fault for two of Real Madrid‘s three goals in the Kiev defeat, rolling the ball straight to Karim Benzema’s foot and then allowing Gareth Bale’s drive to slip through his hands.

No-one realised the German was suffering from a knock he took to the head from Sergio Ramos – something which Klopp was only alerted to by Franz Beckenbauer days after the final.

But as Karius prepares to make his first appearance since the final in a friendly at Chester on Saturday, Klopp stressed it was business as usual.

“It’s all normal here. I don’t know exactly what people think or made of the situation. The only thing I can say is he had a concussion in the game,” he told liverpoolfc.tv.

“He didn’t feel it obviously. The guy who has it is the last one to be aware of it, probably.

“If you ask Loris, he says he didn’t think about it and didn’t use it for a second as an excuse.

“We don’t use it as an excuse, we use it as an explanation.

“So from my side everything is fine. We don’t think about that any more and we start completely new.

Karius was guily of two high profile errors in the final against Madrid.

Karius was guily of two high profile errors in the final against Madrid.

“He was influenced by that knock, that is 100 per cent. What the rest of the world is making of it, I don’t care.

“It’s really not important what the people say. We do not use it as an excuse.

“Now people could think for us it is the explanation – and for me it is 100 per cent the explanation and that’s all.”

The original collision with Ramos went virtually unnoticed and Karius’ concussion was not discovered until five days later, when the player went for assessments while on holiday in the United States.

It was a call from Beckenbauer, however, which alerted Klopp to the issue.

“He called me and said he came from a doctor, he told me: ‘Your goalkeeper had a concussion’. I said ‘What?’,” he added.

“I got all the pictures from different perspectives, saw it and thought: ‘How can we all think that the boy who didn’t show any weakness in that game until then made these big mistakes in a very important game and nobody thinks it’s because of the knock he got?’

“That was, for me, the explanation. I thought it was too late, you cannot check that but now I know a concussion isn’t coming and going in a day – if you have one, you see it days later.

“Five days after the final, Loris had 26 of 30 markers for a concussion still.”

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