15 Dec 2016

Message to Klopp: 'Wonderful' record-breaking attacker admits he's desperate to play for 'Liverpool' first team

Liverpool starlet Harry Wilson has once again reiterated his desire to break into Jurgen Klopp's first-team squad.

In November, Wilson revealed his dream to play for the Reds' first team, and speaking to ESPN today, he made it clear once again that he's desperate for the chance to prove himself:

"When you see the amount of players the manager has given debuts it gives you a lot of hope. I am scoring, assisting and helping the team and...I feel if I keep doing what I am doing the chance will come for me".

It must be galling to for Wilson - a Wales international and the captain of Liverpool's U23 team - to see Ben Woodburn get chances in the first team ahead of him.

Wilson is two years older than Woodburn, and he's on 10 goals/assists in 10 games for U23s this season, so he appears to be a prime candidate for promotion to the first team.

For whatever reason, Klopp clearly doesn't think that Wilson is ready, which is hard to reconcile given the youngster's progress over the last couple of years. Additionally, Wilson is a winger, a position for which Liverpool lack any kind of strength in depth, so bringing him into the first-team setup appears to make sense.

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".

Does Wilson have a first-team future, or will he go the same way as Sinclair, Canos, Teixeira, and Rossiter?


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