Why this Liverpool academy ace must be fasttracked and start against Tottenham
COMMENT By Emma Sanders
Harry Wilson deserves to start against Tottenham in Liverpool’s EFL Cup on Tuesday night due to his impressive form in Premier League 2.
Liverpool’s Under-23s captain has started the season off in emphatic form, scoring eight goals in as many league games for his side.
The 19 year-old joined the Merseysiders in July 2015 and has impressed in the academy since then, firstly for the Under-18s before being promoted in the youth ranks.
Wilson, who has already featured as a youth international for Wales, is one of the most talented youngsters in the Liverpool academy.
He’s yet to make a first team appearance, despite enjoying a promising loan spell at Crewe in the opening months of the 2015-16 season.
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The attacking midfielder made seven league appearances for the League Two outfit but has since produced a number of scintillating performances for Michael Beale’s side at Liverpool.
The young skipper was handed the armband this season after it was clear he would become an important figure in the Premier League 2 side.
He’s proved as much too, scoring hugely important goals against rivals Manchester United and Everton in recent weeks.
Jurgen Klopp is expected to rotate his squad ahead of the EFL Cup clash against Tottenham on Tuesday evening and it would be hard for the manager to ignore Wilson’s sublime form.
Danny Ings, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ovie Ejaria, Divock Origi and Kevin Stewart are all expected to feature but Wilson should be among them in the starting XI.