Jurgen Klopp Sent Congratulatory Message to Harry Wilson After First Premier League Game.
Harry Wilson celebrated the first Premier League goal of his career on Saturday and was greeted by a clenched fist of celebration by Jurgen Klopp, manager of his parent club.
On Saturday Wilson, on loan from Liverpool, scored Bournemouth's second goal against Aston Villa to collect all three points.
According to Telegraph writer John Percy the Welshman was met with a selfie of Klopp doing his trademark clenched fist and a message of congratulations:
Classy touch from Jurgen Klopp, this. After Harry Wilson scored on his Premier League debut for #afcb at Villa, Klopp sent the winger a selfie of him clenching his fist with a message of congratulations :clap: #lfc- John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) August 18, 2019
Wilson lit up the Championship on loan at Derby County last season and there were some thoughts he could feature for Liverpool this season.
Instead Klopp decided to send the 22-year-old on loan to Bournemouth to give him Premier League experience and see how he would adapt to the top tier.
The Welshman stayed on the bench during the Cherries opening day 1-1 draw with Sheffield United but was given his chance from the start against Villa.
Joshua King opened the scoring from the spot after two minutes before Wilson doubled the lead 10 minutes later from long range
Dean Smith's side had more of the game, both in shots and possession, but had to make do with a consolation from Douglas Smith in the 71st minute.
Wilson's goal was his 10th from outside the area since the beginning of the 2018/19 season, which is more than any other player in English football in the same period.
Speaking about his loanee, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe told BBC Sport, "He looked like he fitted into the team, he was getting balls in between the lines.
"The Premier League is such a high level, it will be a very hard challenge but he's certainly started really well."
With David Brooks out for Bournemouth with injury for the first three months of the season there could be plenty of time for Wilson to establish himself in the team and get plenty more clenched fist selfies from Klopp.