May 10, 2021
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Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson reveals the text Jurgen Klopp sent him after wondergoal v Manchester United

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Harry Wilson scored a stunning goal as Derby beat Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson has revealed he received a text message from Jurgen Klopp after his spectacular goal against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup.

With United leading last months cup fixture at Old Trafford 1-0, Wales international Wilson smashed home a 30-yard free-kick to equalise for Derby.

The Championship outfit took the lead with five minutes remaining, only for Marouane Fellainis injury-time goal to send the tie to penalties.

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But it was Derby who triumphed 8-7 in the shootout as Frank Lampard secured the most famous victory of his fledgling managerial career.

Reflecting on his stunning goal, Wilson revealed he received a message from Klopp after the match.

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Speaking ahead of Wales UEFA National League clash with Spain on Thursday, he said: I have been practising a bit and if I can hit one half as good as the other night [against United] I will be happy.

I think the Liverpool fans enjoyed it… Jurgen Klopp messaged me after the United game.

Wilson stunned Old Trafford with his free-kick (Picture: Getty)

He said: “Fantastic free-kick, really great football”. Its great to hear from the manager whose team you want to be in in the future.

Wilson, 21, spent a decade in Liverpools academy before making his first-team debut in January 2017.

Following loan spells at Crewe Alexander and Hull City, he signed a new five-year contract at Liverpool, before joining Derby for the duration of the 2018-19 campaign.

And Wilson revealed how former Chelsea and England midfielder Lampard contacted him prior to the move to outline his philosophy.

[Frank] has been, the Welsh star added. I spoke to him on the phone before I went there.

Frank Lampard celebrates Derbys win over United (Picture: Getty)

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He told me about how he wanted his team to play made me realise it was the right club for me.

Since Ive been there Ive learned a lot. The way weve played in the last month or so has shown how weve progressed as a team.

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I feel fit and strong and am really enjoying my football at the minute.

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