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Fulham’s new signing Harry Wilson gave a very interesting interview to Goal yesterday, discussing his departure from Anfield with the website’s Liverpool correspondent Neil Jones.

The Welsh international was adamant that this was the time to move on, after a succession of impressive loan spells – both in the Championship and the Premier League – had got him no closer to the Liverpool starting line-up. “I’d been thinking that for a couple of years, to be honest. wouldn’t say it was an easy thing to do, but it is definitely the right thing for me. I know I’ve made the right decision.”

Wilson, who scored a stunning opening goal on his debut in the 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough on Sunday, underlined the importance of Marco Silva’s influence in convincing him to pick Craven Cottage over other options.

“When you move clubs, it has to be the manager who wants you. The owners and the chief executive, whoever, might like you, but the manager is the one picking the team every weekend. He’s the one that matters. In this deal, I feel like it was the manager who drove it forward. When I was on my holidays after the Euros, he was ringing me up. I felt like he’d watched me, that he understood my game. He told me the positions I’d play in his team, how he’d want me to play, and I felt like it’d be a great fit.”