NEW Hearts loan signing Danny Wilson admits his long-term future is likely to be away from Liverpool – but he believes he has improved as a player since moving to Anfield.
Wilson has made only nine first-team appearances for Liverpool since his multi-million pound move from Rangers in July 2010.
Then 18, Wilson had played 25 times for the Ibrox club, including in the Champions League, and won Scottish Premier League and League Cup winners’ medals in his only season in the first team.
But he has no regrets about making the switch despite admitting his Anfield career looks likely to end when his contract expires in the summer.
"I wouldn’t say it backfired," said Wilson, who made his Hearts debut in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat by Celtic 24 hours after signing until the end of the campaign.
"I didn’t play as much as I hoped when I went down there. But it served its purpose.
"I left Rangers with the intention to become a better football player. I feel I have done that so I don’t think it backfired.
"I don’t regret anything. I made the decision at the time and I have to stand by my decision.
"I’ve learned things that I don’t know if I would have learned.
"I was playing against better players in training, the likes of (Luis) Suarez. You can only learn from that. I just want to put what I had into practice in games now."
Wilson, who has five full caps for Scotland, has not played under Brendan Rodgers and does not expect to.
"It’s going to be difficult for me to have a future at Liverpool," the 21-year-old said.
"They have four centre-backs there who are fighting for two positions really.