Harry Wilson can count himself unlucky not to have played more minutes for Jurgen Klopp given what an impressive season he is having for Liverpool’s U23s.
The young captain netted his 28th goal of the campaign on Monday as Liverpool’s second string side came from behind against Leicester to emerge as 3-1 winners.
17-year-old striker Rhian Brewster also starred as he finished the game with a goal and two assists to his name while Matty Virtue also got himself on the score-sheet.
Liverpool went behind in the 22nd minute but levelled things up within the first six minutes of the second half when Brewster’s deflected shot found a way past the Leicester goalkeeper.
Brewster turned provider just minutes later as his cross from the right-hand side was met by a well-directed header from Virtue to put the Reds ahead.
Once in front, Mick Garrity’s side continued to dominate the game and almost extended their lead twice through Wilson himself. He first forced the Leicester keeper into a finger-tip save to push his long-range curling effort over the bar before also threatening with a 25-yard free kick that was denied only by the post.
Wilson did eventually get his goal with six minutes of time remaining. Some intricate link up play with Brewster put him through on goal before he finished off the move with a neat dink.
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