Rookie Liverpool attacker called up to senior squad (not Woodman) - reliable journalist

By Alex Stevens

Liverpool rookie Harry Wilson was called up to train with the senior squad as they stepped up their preparations for Monday’s showdown against Everton, according to a reliable journalist.

Academy product Wilson, 19, is yet to play for the Liverpool first team but has been in prolific form this season for the club’s Under-23s.

Wilson, who usually plays in a wide attacking role, has scored seven goals and supplied three assists in 10 matches in Premier League 2.

This Is Anfield correspondent Jack Lusby posted on his personal Twitter account on Friday night an image of Wilson training with the senior players at their Melwood headquarters.

Lusby pointed out that the Under-23s were scheduled to play a friendly on Friday but Wilson was with the senior group rather than the development side.

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The teenager has already been capped by Wales but has yet to make his first-team bow for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Liverpool have been hit by a spate of injuries to attacking players in recent weeks, with Philippe Coutinho sidelined with ankle damage and Daniel Sturridge out with a calf injury.

Klopp has regularly named academy trio Ovie Ejaria, Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold on the substitute’s bench and Wilson could now be joining them in the matchday squad.

Liverpool are second in the Premier League heading into the derby at Goodison Park on Monday night, although they are six points adrift of leaders Chelsea.

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