Liverpool could be helped by the Welsh national team in giving one of their most exciting talents more exposure at the international level with Ben Woodburn on the fringes of a call up to the Welsh national team.

Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool have some appealing players in their squad at the moment and the manager is determined to get the best out of the squad already at the club.

He will be looking to spend big in the summer transfer window to add some quality to the first team but Klopp will surely have the futures of star players already at the club in his mind, before doing business in the transfer window.

Out of the many stars that have broken into the first team set up under the German tactician, young Ben Woodburn is easily the most exciting.

The Chester born international recently became the youngest goal scorer for Liverpool with his goal over Leeds United in the FA Cup earlier this season and ever since he has been a part of the plans for the senior side for the manager amidst a few injuries to first team players.

He made his Premier League debut for the Reds in the game against Sunderland and has already made seven appearances in the league to date. His latest appearance was also impressive as he replaced Philippe Coutinho with more than 20 minutes to play in the 2-1 victory over Burnley at Anfield.

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And his enormous improvement in the last few months has seen him come close to a call-up for the senior Wales side for the games later this month.

Wales assistant manager Osian Roberts has recently revealed that they are happy with the progress of the player and considering him for a role in the senior side.


“He’s knocking on the door now,” Roberts said.

“What’s definite is that there are a lot of young players in this group doing that. ‘And we need that. We’re really pleased with them. A lot of them have already been in our camps for a week at a time to get that experience, so they can make that step when the chance comes.

“It’s important we have that freshness as we move on,’ he added.

And it is now understood, according to a report from the Daily Star, that Wales boss Chris Coleman will consider him before naming his 24 man squad for the game against Republic in Dublin on March 24.

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The 17-year-old has been with the Welsh national set-up since he was 13 and has also captained the U17 side in recent games. He was also an integral part of the squad that beat England 3-2 in a recent U19 clash.

Although he is wanted in the English national setup, a senior appearance for the Welsh side will settle his nationality leaving England without the young gem.

Liverpool’s Danny Ward is however expected to miss out on a place in the squad as he is still recovering from a long-term shoulder injury.

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