Alex Rogers brings you the next instalment in our 2016/17 season review series with his profile on young talent Harry Wilson.
Harry Wilson is a player who is easy to overlook considering the amount of young talent that’s been on display this year, with the likes of Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold stepping up considerably. However, despite this, anyone that’s been following the U23s this season will know the name ‘Harry Wilson‘ and for good reason.
Wilson has had the campaign of his life this season just past, playing 28 games and grabbing himself a very impressive 19 goals and 9 assists for the U23s. Harry has established himself as a pacy winger with a knack for scoring goals. As well as being one of the standout players for the U23s this season, the forward was also given his first team debut as a substitute against Plymouth Argyle.
There’s no doubt in my mind that if Ben Woodburn didn’t win the prestigious Academy Player of the Season award then it would’ve been Wilson; he’s been that good.
With Klopp having a preference for developing young talent, Harry Wilson will be a player that he will want to hold on to for sure. Having only just turned 20 years old, the potential for improvement is endless, especially with a manager like Jürgen Klopp. The future is bright for this young man regardless of if he ends up staying at Liverpool for the long run.
Personally, I feel like Wilson doesn’t get enough praise from football fans simply just because he isn’t a first team player. You see other 20 year olds all the time tearing it up in the Premier league, but that doesn’t mean Wilson won’t eventually be a stand out player in the league in the future. Chances are we’re going to hear a lot more about this guy during 2017/18 after having a season that warrants at least a chance at trying to establish himself in the first team.
Despite only really being involved in the U23s last season, he has had an incredible season nonetheless. The winger has cemented himself as one of the best in the Premier League 2 and not many Liverpool fans realise how lucky we are to have such a talented youngster at our club. There’s no doubt in my mind that Harry has the potential to be a fantastic player for the first team in the future.