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Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs: Harry Wilson free kick technique like David Beckham

UEFA Nations League: Harry Wilson (58') Ireland 0-1 Wales

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has compared Harry Wilson's free kick technique to former teammate David Beckham and, despite their mounting injury crisis, Liverpool cannot recall the youngster from his loan spell at Derby, a source has told ESPN FC.

Wilson's excellent free kick in Dublin on Tuesday night was the winning goal as Wales beat the Republic of Ireland 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League. In September, the 21-year-old scored a spectacular set-piece from 32 yards out at Old Trafford as the Championship side knocked Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup.

"It's a special talent to be able to do that," Giggs said. "He does it all the time in training.

"I have seen David Beckham over the years with his free kicks and it's all about practice, practice, practice, and Harry does that as well."

Jurgen Klopp's injury concerns are mounting after Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane all sustained issues over this international break. James Milner injured his hamstring in Liverpool's draw with Manchester City prior to the international fixtures.

However, a source close to Liverpool told ESPN FC that, even if there was a recall option in Wilson's loan, Liverpool would be extremely reluctant to trigger it as they believe a full season at Derby will prepare him best for a future career at Anfield.

Sources told ESPN FC last month that Derby do not have the option to buy Wilson outright after his loan ends.

After spending the second half of last season with Hull City, Liverpool felt Wilson would benefit from another spell in the Championship, with as many as 12 English clubs enquiring about his availability.

Wilson signed a new contract at Liverpool in the summer before linking up with Frank Lampard at Derby.

Given the current age of Liverpool's first-team forwards, sources say the Merseyside club believe Wilson is right on track with his development.

Wilson, who has just made just one first-team appearance for Liverpool, became Wales' youngest ever player in 2013 and has six international caps to his name.

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