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Harry Wilson: Liverpool’s New Hope

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Lallana believes that Harry Wilson has a great future ahead of him.

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Adam Lallana believes Harry Wilson, the Liverpool U23 captain, has a “great future” ahead of him. The Welsh national made his senior team debut in the FA Cup replay at Plymouth Argyle in January, and is one of many youth players Klopp has had an eye on this season.

Lallana thinks there’s something about Wilson that stands out, though.

“I see great potential for Harry Wilson,” Lallana told BT Sport. “He is captain of the under-23s, he has been training with us permanently for three or four weeks.

“He has got a great left foot. Everyone is speaking about Ben Woodburn, Trent [Alexander-Arnold], [and] Ovie [Ejaria], but Harry keeps his head down, works hard and I think he has a great future ahead of him.”

Wilson has had an excellent season with the U23s so far, scoring some wonderful goals, but also rising to the challenges that come with captaining a team. So far, his performances have been creative and consistent, and he has tried to lead the U23 team by example.

It’s been paying off. The 19-year-old was one of the squad members who travelled to La Manga in February, and is likely going to be on the roster of players travelling to Tenerife over the next break. While the Tenerife trip is probably going to be as abysmally dull for us as the La Manga break was, it will no doubt be an excellent opportunity for Wilson to continue proving how valuable a player he is.