Liverpool have recalled Harry Wilson from his loan spell at League One’s Crewe Alexandra.
Wilson became Wales’ youngest ever senior player when he made his debut aged just 16 in 2013, but was loaned to Crewe in August in a bid to get more first team experience.
He went on to play seven times for The Railwaymen, including three starts.
Due to the terms of his youth loan agreement, we were free to recall him after he failed to start Crewe’s game last weekend.
“When he’s been given his opportunity he hasn’t quite done enough to stay in the team”, said Crewe manager Steve Davis (via the Echo).
“But like any young player coming in to a team it’s difficult and it can take a while to find your feet and keep your place. He’s an exciting player, and he showed glimpses of quality”.
Wilson will presumably hope to muscle his way into Jurgen Klopp’s plans, especially with a spot in Wales’ Euro 2016 squad up for grabs next summer.
The question is, will Klopp be prepared to give him a chance? He built a something of a reputation at Dortmund for being prepared to give young prospect an opportunity – but we also said the same thing about Brendan Rodgers.
To be fair to Rodgers, he made the likes of Sterling and Flanagan central figures during our oh-so-close title charge in 2014, and was just starting to make Ibe a regular as well.
So far, the signs must be encouraging for Wilson; Klopp has picked up where Rodgers left off with Ibe, and has named Connor Randall (twice) and Cameron Brannagan on the bench for our Europa League ties. We might even see them in the side for today’s game against Southampton.
What do you think? Does Wilson have what it takes to make the grade? Let us know in the comments.