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Why Harry Wilson has a big future ahead of him at Liverpool

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Liverpool have some top young players in their ranks and their manager, Jurgen Klopp, seems to like giving them a chance in the first-team. Over the past couple of seasons we have seen the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Ben Woodburn get a considerable amount of playing time in the senior squad. However, one player that has not been seen is Harry Wilson. It would be harsh to say he is a forgotten man but he has certainly not had the opportunities that others have had at Liverpool. Nevertheless, he has proven everybody wrong during his loan spell at Championship side Hull City and now looks to have a big future ahead of him.

His current loan spell at Hull City...

The 21 year-old winger joined Championship side Hull City on loan for the rest of the season on transfer deadline day in January. It was a late move which initially split opinion amongst Hull fans. The Tigers have struggled in this campaign following relegation from the Premier League last May and some of their fans wanted experience in their ranks and not an unproven youngster. However, Wilson has produced some dazzling displays and has been pivotal in Hull's recent upturn in form and looks to be the man to inspire them to Championship safety. He has scored 3 goals in 6 league starts for the Tigers and has also got 2 assists. Nigel Adkins has expressed his desire to have Wilson on loan next season as well, but it looks like Liverpool will be wanting him for themselves.

The story so far...

Wilson was born in Wrexham and joined the Liverpool academy at the age of 8. He was a regular for Liverpool's squads at all ages during his youth. Wilson made the headlines in October 2013 when he became the youngest ever player to be capped by Wales after coming off the bench for his country in a friendly against Belgium aged 16 and 207 days. He beat the record previously held by Gareth Bale and also became Liverpool's youngest ever international.

He has represented Wales at U17, U19 and U21 level so far in his career. Wilson was loaned out to Crewe Alexandra in August 2015 and he played 7 games for the Railwaymen in his 4 months at the club. He then made his Liverpool debut in January 2017 in an FA Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle. That is his only appearance so far for the Reds. Nevertheless, he has been a regular for the Reds' U23 squad over the past couple of years and has been prolific for them. Prior to joining Hull City, Wilson had scored 10 goals in 12 games for Liverpool's development squad. This left many at the club wanting him to be given a chance in the first-team but Jurgen Klopp was keen on him getting some guaranteed playing time at Hull.

What next for Wilson...

The winger made his first start for Wales since his debut in 2013 against China under Ryan Giggs on Thursday. He scored a great curling strike to make it 4-0 just before half-time. This will have gone down well with Liverpool fans and many are getting excited about the future. Wilson returns to Liverpool at the end of the season when his loan at Hull expires and he will be knocking on the door of the first-team next season. He is sharp, quick and is a real threat coming in off the right hand side of midfield and has a wand of a left foot. Harry Wilson is certainly a name to look out for in the future.

Harry Mail

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