6 Oct 2016

Anfield Update: Liverpool sensation who idolises 'world-class' £74m attacker sends message to Klopp

U23s captain Harry Wilson is one of Liverpool's most promising Academy players, and in a new interview this week, he has revealed the players upon whom he models his game.

Speaking to BBC Wales on Wednesday, Wilson raved:

"Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are role models for me. With them being Welsh as well, playing in the best leagues in the world for the best teams, it's always great for me to have them to look up to."

Wilson also made another (indirect) plea for first-team action:

"It's great that he [Klopp] is willing to give youngsters a chance if you're playing well. Hopefully my chance will come. Now that I’m fit, I can work my way up to the first team".

Some info about Wilson, recently described by Wales U21s boss Geraint Williams as 'wonderful':

* 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.

* On his start in the game: 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 short of wide players at the moment, and if Wilson continues to progress well, perhaps there's a chance he'll follow Sheyi Ojo into the first-team setup this season. With Sadio Mane away for a month in January, there's surely an opportunity for some minutes off the bench?

* Bale: £74m-rated (CIES Football Observatory). Described as 'world-class' by Joe Allen


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