Liverpool fans on Twitter demand emerging star gets first team chance (not Woodburn)
By Dominic Toner
Harry Wilson scored twice as Liverpool’s Under-23s beat Arsenal on Monday night – and the club’s supporters believe the youngster should be introduced into the first team.
The 19-year-old scored a first-half brace as Liverpool completed a 3-2 victory at Anfield in their Premier League 2 clash.
Wilson has been a crucial member of the club’s Under-23s this season and the attacker has been in great form recently.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has shown this season that he is keen to bring through the club’s youngster, with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Woodburn, Ovie Ejaria featuring in the first team.
The Reds fans feel that Wilson should be the next player to be called up to the first team after his impressive displays.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Mad how Harry Wilson hasn't been given a proper chance..
— Connor (@CWillo92) December 12, 2016
How long until Harry Wilson gets some first team action? Very composed finisher for the U23's, would be nice to see him soon #LFC
— Nathan ???? (@bmwm5400) December 12, 2016
Ojo and Wilson should be in the first team @LFC
— Moeed Ali Khan (@khanmoeed) December 12, 2016
Another goals for Harry Wilson in U23's today. He deserves opportuity in the first team. I hope he will get it this season. #LFC
— Adam Kahánek (@adam9kah) December 12, 2016
Harry Wilson to the first team please #LFCU23s
— David Lawler (@Super7lfc) December 12, 2016
Wilson is yet to make his senior debut for Liverpool, but has featured 40 times for the Under-23s side.
The Welshman has scored scored eight goals in just 10 appearances this season and Klopp may be taking notice of the youngster.
Liverpool’s cup competitions would present the best opportunities for Wilson to make his senior debut and they face either Plymouth or Newport in the FA Cup third-round in January.
The Merseyside club also face two legs against Southampton in the EFL Cup semi-finals and Klopp may wish to rotate his squad during a busy schedule of fixtures.
Wilson does face a difficult battle to break into the first team in the near future, with Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi all vying for a starting position in attack.
In other Liverpool news, Thierry Henry believes that Klopp needs to change this to win the title.