Think back to 2018/19, and Liverpool were on a roll.

They won the Champions League in Madrid and narrowly lost out on making it a double, with the Premier League title just evading them as Pep Guardiola's Manchester City pipped them to the post.

And yet despite the clear high standard and level of that Liverpool squad, like this summer, additional attacking quality was desired ahead of the following campaign's kick-off.

Harry Wilson, just back from a brilliant season with Derby County, was deemed an option, but ultimately, he was sent on loan again, with Xherdan Shaqiri standing in his way as back-up to Liverpool's front three.

Wilson had just netted 15 goals and provided three assists in 40 games in the Championship for Derby County in 2018/19, ending the campaign with 18 goals and six assists in all competitions.

Jack Grealish, for comparison, in the same division that season and then aged 23, got only six goals and eight assists in all competitions for Aston Villa - in direct numbers, almost half the impact Wilson made at Derby - as they were promoted.

Before that, Wilson had captained Liverpool's U23s and scored 32 goals and assisted 14 in 60 appearances at that level, according to Transfermarkt, and that goalscoring from attacking midfield positions had successfully been translated to senior level.

In the Derby team at the same time was Mason Mount.

Mount, who got 11 goals and six assists in all competitions for the same team in the same season, was good at the start and end of the season, but tailed off a little in the middle.

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As was discussed on the Blood Red podcast, Wilson was the more consistent player, most probably because he is two years older, but was, across the course of the full season, the better of the pair.

There was not a gulf between them, but few Derby observers would argue against Wilson being the better player during that season, where Derby lost the play-off final at Wembley to Grealish and Aston Villa.

While Wilson was in the Championship with Cardiff City this season just gone, impressing and clearly being a level below where he should be - the Premier League - Mount was one of Chelsea's stand-out stars as they won the Champions League.

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Frank Lampard, who was Derby boss when Wilson and Mount played alongside one another for a season, gave the Chelsea man his chance while he was in charge at Stamford Bridge, but under Thomas Tuchel, Mount could kick on again.

Gareth Southgate will certainly hope so, with the number 10 likely to be a key man for England at the European Championships.

The paths for the pair have certainly been different, as Wilson still aims to establish himself as a top-flight player, and is likely make a permanent move away from the club he has represented since being nine years of age this year.

In normal times, Wilson would almost certainly have moved on last season from Anfield off the back of spending the season before that at Bournemouth.

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Burnley were interested but would not meet his asking price, while other interested parties like Leeds United had other priorities.

This summer, more transfer interest is likely to arrive, but time will tell how much another year of pandemic football, plus Wilson having spent the campaign in the second tier, impacts his £20m valuation set 12 months back.

But as Mount plays a starring role, England hope, in a run deep into Euro 2020, though, that should serve as a reminder of what Wilson can bring to the table.

There is still development to be done and he may never have had the same ceiling that Mount does, but Wilson, at the very least, warrants regular Premier League football.

A transfer to the right place this summer would be nothing less than the Welshman's talent deserves.