2) Harry Wilson
Wilson was excellent last night, particularly during the first-half, when he constantly had the beating of the Everton full-back. The first goal was all about his quality, as he got the better of Everton’s new signing – Mason Holgate – after cutting in off the left-hand side and winning a penalty, which he himself converted.
There were several other examples of his pace and skill down the flank over the course of the game and at times he appeared to be skipping past his marker as if he wasn’t there, with the Everton players sadly resorting to some pretty underhand tactics to bring him down and stop his flow.
The 18-year-old, who became Wales’ youngest ever player when he made his international debut back in 2013, is surely overdue a chance in the first-team. He was selected for our pre-season tour of the Far East but sadly didn’t feature in any of the games, and was instead an unused substitute.
With the Reds short on natural wide options, particularly on the left, it’s easy to see where Wilson could potentially be of use – especially in some of the so-called lesser competitions. He’ll be aiming to follow in the footsteps of Jordon Ibe, who’s made a similar rise over the last couple of years.