Liverpool starlet Harry Wilson is set to be sent on loan to Preston North End in January to facilitate their push for promotion to the Premier League. The 20-year-old is on the fringes at Anfield and regular game at a Championship club is deemed the way forward for the prospect.

The Sun reports that a January loan deal is likely as it helps both parties, with Preston getting more ammunition to propel their league dream while the Reds can propel a prospect's development. Wilson has only managed one senior game for the Reds despite becoming the youngest-ever player to appear for Wales when he was only 16.

Wilson is known for his versatility, capable of playing anywhere in attack and would give an extra dimension to the manager as he closes on a top-six position after three straight wins.

A good showing there will put him in favour with Jurgen Klopp, who is known for giving youngsters a chance to prove themselves, using Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez in the full-back position.

The Wales international has been a constant threat for Liverpool's U23 side this season and was quoted as saying that he is hoping for more first-team opportunities. His only appearance in the first-team came when he made his debut last season in the FA Cup against Plymouth.

"It was very frustrating for me because last season was a very good one on a personal level," Wilson told Liverpool's official site. "I ended the season going away with Wales, which was great for me to be back involved with the national team.

"I came back in pre-season with the idea of trying to impress the manager only to pick up my injury, which was a pain for me. It taught me a lot mentally when I was out, and now I'm back and hoping to continue how I left off last season.

"It's important to stay mentally strong so when your chance comes, you have to take it."

Harry Wilson
Harry Wilson (L) is hoping to get more chances with the first-team after impressing with the reserves Getty