For a time, if you asked Reds fans to name off the club’s most promising prospects, you were almost certain to get Welsh winger Harry Wilson’s name back in response. The 19-year-old has flown rather under the radar of late, in part thanks to a broken bone in his foot last season, but he remains one of Liverpool’s brightest young talents.
Today, the club have ensured that he’ll get the chance to rebound from last season’s injury and stake his claim as on of Liverpool’s future stars once again after signing the player to a new, multi-year deal today. Though he did not make the trip to California, Wilson has had a key role in pre-season with the U23 side, and without Ryan Kent in front of him should see significant minutes with the reserves this season.
Kent recently completed a season-long loan move to Barnsley, but after spending last autumn on loan with Crewe Alexandra, Wilson is expected to remain at Liverpool this year. Last season, Wilson made seven appearances in League One before he was recalled shortly after Jürgen Klopp took over at Liverpool. His subsequent foot injury, though, prevented Klopp from getting a first-hand look at him.
Wilson joined Liverpool when he was eight years old and has impressed at every youth level. He made his senior Wales debut in 2013 when he was just 16 years old, making him the youngest ever debutant for his country and beating out Gareth Bale by 108 days. His Wales debut also made him Liverpool’s youngest ever player to be handed a senior international cap.