LIVERPOOL academy manager Alex Inglethorpe is excited to see if Cherries loanee Harry Wilson can seize the opportunity of regular Premier League minutes.

Wilson enjoyed an impressive first month on the south coast, scoring against Aston Villa on debut before a stunning free-kick against Manchester City in his first competitive appearance at Vitality Stadium.

The goals helped the 22-year-old, who is set to spend the season with Eddie Howe's squad, claim the club's player-of-the-month award.

And Inglethorpe will be watching the Wales international's progress with interest from Merseyside over the coming months.

He told the Liverpool website: "Harry had a good, promising season at Derby County and I'm really hoping he can continue that on loan at Bournemouth.

"Harry has got real ability and he influences games, so I'm interested to see what happens when he gets the opportunity to play regularly in the Premier League.

"Can he step up another level because he has proven he can do it in the Championship? Hopefully he can carry that on in the Premier League."

Inglethorpe took up his senior academy position at the Reds in 2014 after working as under-21 manager.

In his time at the club he saw Wilson complete his academy journey, with the Wrexham-born star rising from the under-9s through to Jurgen Klopp's first-team squad.