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11th Aug, 2016 | 10:27pm

Liverpool rising star makes contract revelation

By Harvey Byrne

Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson has revealed that manager Jurgen Klopp was one of the main reasons why he extended his Anfield stay.

The young attacker signed his first professional contract with the Reds in 2014 and he is highly rated in the Liverpool youth ranks.

The 19-year old Under-23s captain has recently extended his deal at the England giants and he has revealed that Klopp was a major factor in him agreeing to a new deal.

“The first-team manager has also shown he’s willing to give the young players a chance and that was also a massive part of me signing my deal,” said Wilson, as quoted by Sky’s transfer centre blog (21:46).

“If you work hard, and play well, I honestly believe the manager will give you your chance.”

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Wilson became Wales’ youngest ever international player when he debuted for his country in 2013 aged 16 years and 207 days.

The young star made seven appearances for Crewe on a four month loan at the League One club last season before being recalled in December.

He is yet to make his senior debut for the Reds, but he has made 36 appearances in the youth ranks scoring 11 goals and providing eight assists.

The English giants have been famed for their academy, which has produced Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher and they will be keen to ensure that Wilson can fall alongside those names.

In other Liverpool team news, former Reds star Howard Gayle has rejected an MBE.