​Bournemouth loanee Harry Wilson has revealed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been a factor for his fine form this season, with the German boosting his confidence with regular text messages throughout the campaign.


The Welshman has been playing superbly for the Cherries after moving on loan from the Reds, and bagged his fourth goal of the Premier League season last weekend with a sweeping finish at Newcastle.

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The 22-year-old revealed that despite Klopp being busy managing a formidable ​Liverpool title charge, he has still had time to keep in contact with him on a regular basis. 


As quoted by the ​Independent, Wilson said: “I am always in touch with Liverpool, they have a loan guy there who I am in contact with every week, and I get the odd message off the manager.


“He says he has been watching and after I scored against Man City he congratulated me on the goal. He messaged and said ‘great free-kick!' It gives you a boost to see that, and it is great he is keeping an eye on me. It is good to know when you go out on loan you are not forgotten about.

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“I’m still in contact with a few of the lads and if I can get to a game I always will. To see Liverpool win the Premier League would be fantastic being a Liverpool fan."


The ​Bournemouth midfielder also spoke about his desire to get Wales to Euro 2020, and with two must-win games against Azerbaijan and Hungary to come, he wants to do all he can to make sure he is taking part in the competition next summer.


“It would mean everything to get there,” Wilson said. “When I was stood there in the crowd in France, I wanted to be a part of that as a player. Now I have an opportunity to do that, and I am desperate to make sure we get over the line.

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“We know we have to win both games, but we’re confident we can do it if we execute our game-plan.” 


Wales head to Azerbaijan on Saturday for the first of their two crunch qualifying games, and they will need Wilson to be at his best if they want to come away with the three points in tricky conditions.