Harry Wilson, Liverpool's next academy star that will light up the Premier League

16 January 2014 01:05

If like alot of fans you don’t follow the action that happens within the Liverpool academy then the name Harry Wilson is most likely a name you've only heard of when he made a cameo for Wales in October 2013 against Belgium, (coming on as a substitute in 87th minute).

Here's the breakdown

Name: Harry Wilson

Position: Midfielder

D.O.B. 22 Mar 1997

POB: Wrexham, Wales

Wilson first joined Liverpool as a member of the U9's squad and at age 15 he became a full time member of the Liverpool Academy squad. During the 2012–13 campaign, Wilson made a few appearances for the U18's and was also a regular face in the U16 side. As of the 2013-14 season the Welshman has been promoted and now plays U18's full time.

After his Wales début there was alot of focus on the 16-year-old and it’s obvious that there’s air of excitement brewing at how good Wilson could become in the coming years and with both manager Brendan Rodgers & Kenny Dalglish coming to check in on the starlet that surely does nothing but fill the youngster with confidence.

Currently his slight frame isn't built for the rough and tumbles of the Premier league but after a few years of growth (and obvious gym time) to go with the style and charisma (and decent left boot) he could develop into the perfect Premier League player.

Wilson currently ply’s his trade out on the wings and knocks up plenty of goals and assists. From the early signs he has the ability to dribble, place perfect teasing crosses or a curling header destined for the top corner, very much the type of player that can excite supporters.

After helping the reds seal the win against Aston Villa in the Youth FA Cup Wilson tweeted "Great to get through to the next round of the fa youth cup beating villa 3-1, happy to score 2goals aswell! Well done boys"

Harry Wilson Facts

Upon making this appearance he became the youngest ever player to play for Wales, beating the previous record holder Gareth Bale.

He also became Liverpool's youngest ever international at the age of 16 years and 207 days, beating the record previously held by Raheem Sterling who had become the club's youngest international when he represented England for the first time in November 2012 at the age of 17 years and 342 days.

Wilson's maternal grandfather Peter Edwards had netted around £125,000 after placing a £50 bet on Wilson becoming an international footballer, when he was aged just 18 months.

Source: DSG