17 Nov 2015

Replace Markovic? Boss hails 'wonderful' record-breaking Liverpool attacker who idolises 'Messi and Ronaldo'.

On Friday, on-loan Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson's winning goal against Armenia sent Wales to the top of their Euro 2017 group, and according to U21s boss Geraint Williams, Wilson has a bright future ahead of him.

Speaking to the Daily Post today, Williams raved:

"Harry is a great talent. He is one of the smallest players on the pitch...But he [overcomes that] by getting into spaces and running with the ball. He showed wonderful composure to take that chance against Armenia."

Some info about 18-year old Wilson:

* LFC website description: "All the hallmarks of typical left winger - bags of pace, a great touch, ability and acceleration".

* Oct 2013: Broke the record for youngest player in Wales’ history.

* Jul 2015: Included in Rodgers' squad for the summer’s pre-season jolly around the Eastern Hemisphere, but didn't play once.

* No goals/assists in 5 games for Crewe this season (averaging 36 minutes of pitch time per game).

* Started at Man Utd, as he confirmed 2-years ago: "My career started at Manchester United. It didn't work out there, but Liverpool said they wanted to have a look at me".

* On his footballing influences: "Ryan Giggs was an obvious hero. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. I'm attack-minded and love getting forward".

Liverpool are desperately short of wide players at the moment, and if Wilson continues to progress well, perhaps there's a chance he'll get a recall during the January transfer window?

Author: Jaimie K


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