Liverpool U23s captain Harry Wilson has been a surprise omission in the nominations for the Premier League 2 Player of the Year award.
The Welshman has been one of many outstanding performers in the club’s second string side this season, registering 12 goals and six assists in 17 league games and finishing the season having found the back of the net 28 times in all competitions.
While Wilson failed to make the 11-man shortlist, teammates Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn did with both enjoying equally as impressive U23 campaigns as well as breaking into the first team on more than one occasion.
Wilson can count himself unlucky not to have earned similar opportunities with the 20-year-old posing as one of his team’s most consistent players this season. He very strangely hasn’t been tested in the senior side like a number of young Reds at the club and could well leave on loan in the summer in search of first team football.
Alexander-Arnold has emerged as the most notable Liverpool starlet, being tipped for a seriously bright future having seemingly improved on every outing for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The right-back has been identified as a future Reds starter having displayed a composure, athleticism and technical ability many feel will see him become a Premier League star.
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Woodburn has also made a name for himself this season, becoming the club’s youngest ever goal scorer in Liverpool’s EFL Cup win over Leeds in November.
Both have admittedly been obvious standout men for the U23s but there is certainly a case the idea Wilson should be in with a shout of picking up the award.