Harry Wilson is certain a loan spell with Derby County this season is the ideal next step in his career.
Having impressed with Hull City during the second half of last term, scoring seven goals in the Championship to help the Tigers ease any relegation fears, the Welshman attracted significant interest this summer.
Liverpool tied Wilson down to a new contract earlier this month before discussing another temporary departure to help the 21-year-old gather more experience.
A season-long loan move to Frank Lampard’s Derby was then confirmed on Tuesday.
“I was delighted to sign the new deal. To sign a new deal with a club as big as Liverpool was brilliant for me,” Wilson explained to RamsTV.
“I sat down with the right people and discussed what they felt would be best for me this season; we decided that a loan move would be.
“Liverpool always want the best for their players so between me, Liverpool and my agent, we decided to narrow it down to a few teams.
“Derby were one of them and come the end of it we decided this would definitely be the right place for me.”
Former England midfielder Lampard took charge of the Rams in May and will look to lead the club to promotion to the Premier League in 2018-19.
Wilson revealed his presence in the dugout was a contributing factor to the decision to join Derby. “That is a big attraction,” said the attacker.
“Seeing the career he had as a player, the things he has done in the game have been brilliant. I’m really looking forward to getting into training and learning a lot of things from him.”