Liverpool U23s star Harry Wilson has assured fans that he knows the importance of Sunday’s Mini-Derby against Everton.
The Welsh youngster will captain his side in a Merseyside derby clash for the first time this weekend when the Premier League 2 table’s fourth placed Liverpool come up against the leaders Everton.
Wilson has promised he is fully aware of the importance of this high-calibre fixture.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “Even though I’m not a Scouser, I know the rivalry as well as anyone. I’ve been here for 10/11 years so any age group when you play Everton there’s an extra responsibility on everyone.”
“The first tackle, the first header, the first goal, they’re all important and set the tone for the game.”
“Liverpool against Everton is always a massive, massive game, the rivalry is huge and it’s a game we’re looking forward to. We’ll try and go out there, play our football and get a positive result from it.”
The 19-year-old will be looking to pick up from where he left off against the city rivals having scored in both games against the Blues last season.
Wilson scored with an instinctive close range flick in Tuesday night’s disappointing 1-1 draw against Manchester United and will be keen to make up for not gaining the three points that many believe Liverpool deserved.
U23s manager Michael Beale will also be desperate to see his team emerge victorious on Sunday as Liverpool continue a tough two week period in which they are scheduled to play Everton, Manchester City and Porto, having of course already played Manchester United.