A few eyebrows have been raised in the Football Transfer Tavern, following the news that 16-year-old Liverpool academy starlet Harry Wilson has been named in the senior Wales squad for tomorrow and next week’s World Cup qualifiers.
With Gareth Bale out injured, manager Chris Coleman has called upon a Liverpool academy star who is yet to make a Premier League appearance.
The decision has highlighted the lack of depth in the Welsh squad, despite former Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy claiming it was the strongest squad since 1958.
But for every negative there is a positive, and this could be an opportunity for Wilson to really make a name for himself.
With Wales having no chance of qualifying, the 16-year-old can play pressure free on the big stage, and the talk surrounding him suggests we may be about to get a first glimpse of a special talent.
His club manager Brendan Rodgers has shown he is not afraid to use young players during his time at Anfield.
Eighteen-year-old Raheem Sterling is now an established part of the first team set up, whilst fellow teenagers Andre Wisdom, Suso, Adam Morgan, Jordon Ibe and Jerome Sinclair have also been given a chance at the highest level.
So could Harry Wilson be the next Liverpool teenager to shine? Here are five facts you may not know about the Reds latest international.
Click on Anfield to reveal the 5 things you didn’t know about Liverpool’s latest international Harry Wilson.
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