Liverpool’s Harry Wilson is enjoying life at Derby County under Chelsea legend Frank Lampard and has thanked the former England international for helping him and team-mate Mason Mount settle in, the Daily Mirror reports.
Wilson has netted twice so far for Lampard’s Rams this season, including scoring that sublime free-kick in Derby’s surprise Carabao Cup win over Manchester United.
Wilson is likely to feature for Wales on Thursday when they take on Spain in Cardiff before his national side visit the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday.
Wilson, who has revealed that he is currently living with fellow Derby County loanee Mason Mount who was called-up to the senior England squad week, has thanked Lampard for the help and guidance that he has shown him.
He’s been great. I spoke to him on the phone before I came to Derby. What he told me about how he wanted his team to play made me realise it was the right club for me.
Since I’ve been there I have learned a lot. The way we have played in the last month or so has shown how we have progressed as a team.
I feel fit and strong and am really enjoying my football at the minute.
I live with Mason and he has been great for us too and is scoring and assisting. He has deserved his call-up.
He is a great lad, a top professional and good to live with, but a bit messy.
Hopefully the gaffer doesn’t come around soon because it’s a bit dirty at the minute! It’s just the two of us there, his side is the messy side and I try to keep mine clean.
We go to the cinema together, go shopping, go out for food and we try to do that with a couple of our team-mates as well. We are setting up a Derby Come Dine With Me .
Wilson’s stunning 30-yard free-kick at Old Trafford was celebrated by the youngster teasing the United crowd with his ‘five times’ celebration, referencing the number of times that Liverpool have won the European Cup.
Wilson revealed that he hopes to take free-kicks for Wales against Spain after Gareth Bale was ruled out with injury, and that his United celebration went down well with the fans back in Merseyside.
If Gareth isn’t on the pitch I will be putting my name forward. I have been practising a bit and if I can hit one half as good as the other night I will be happy.
I think the Liverpool fans enjoyed it. Jurgen Klopp messaged me after the United game. He just said, ‘Fantastic free-kick, really great football’.
It’s great to hear from the manager whose team you want to be in in the future.