Five facts about Liverpool's 'New Bale' wonderkid Harry Wilson

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Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson has been named a senior international at the age of just 16.

Move over Gareth Bale, there's a new winger in Wales who is ready to make a name for himself.

With the most expensive player in the world out injured, the lack of depth in the Welsh international squad has been made apparent despite Craig Bellamy describing it as the most talented since 1958.

Manager Chris Coleman has taken the surprise move to call-up Liverpool's Harry Wilson, who is just 16-years-old, for this weekend's World Cup qualifier at home to Macedonia.

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So who exactly is Wilson? Read on to find out more...

1) Harry Wilson was born on March 22 1997, just a fortnight after the Reds beat Newcastle 4-3 in a match regarded as one of the best Premier League games of all time.

2) Left-winger Wilson has not yet played for Liverpool's first team, and has made just one appearance for their under-21 side, a 14 minute cameo in a 4-3 loss to Southampton.

3) Wilson has been on Liverpool's books ever since he was eight-years-old, and went onto make his debut for the under-18s at just 15.

4) His career didn't begin there though. He was originally at Manchester United before being passed up and went onto try his luck with Liverpool.

5) Wilson has said his idol growing up was United and Wales' Ryan Giggs, but nowadays looks up to Cristiano Ronaldo. At Liverpool he says he enjoys playing alongside Coutinho.

Check him out scoring below:

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