Ben Davies: This Liverpool academy pair have impressed everyone
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham defender Ben Davies has revealed that Liverpool youngsters Harry Wilson and Ben Woodburn have impressed the Wales squad in training.
The two academy products have both been training with the senior Wales squad ahead of a World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.
Woodburn, 17, was included in Chris Coleman’s squad after impressing for Liverpool this season.
Meanwhile, 20-year-old Wilson was recently called up the squad after Ipswich’s Tom Lawrence was forced to withdraw with an injury.
Davies, who is an important member of the Wales squad, has explained that the two Liverpool players have made a positive impact so far for their international side.
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“It’s also nice to see there’s some good young players coming through like Ben Woodburn and Harry Wilson,” Davies told Sky Sports. “They’ve impressed the boys in training this week and everyone’s confident ahead of what we know is a big game.”
Woodburn is a highly rated teenager at Anfield and made his senior debut for the Merseyside club this season.
The attacker has made seven appearanes for Jurgen Klopp’s side this campaign, including three substitute appearances in the Premier League.
He scored his only goal to date in the EFL Cup victory over Championship side Leeds and is making an impact in the first team.
Liverpool youngster Wilson has made just one senior appearance this campaign and has captained the Under-23s side for the majority of the season.
He is another player from Liverpool’s academy that has earned rave reviews and is expected to have a big future at the club.
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