Liverpool wonderkid Wilson bags 10th of the season

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Liverpool's record breaking Welsh international illustrated his growing potential in the FA Youth Cup last night.

It wasn't in the career plan he will have mapped out for himself; Harry Wilson found himself called up for Wales' international side before he had even made his Liverpool first team debut.

In fact the winger is still waiting, but he is progressing along very nicely - shown by his milestone reached in the FA Youth Cup last night.

Wilson, still 16, lined up as part of a talented under-18 squad for their last-16 round against Watford.

Liverpool won the game 2-1, with Wilson scoring what would prove to be the winner, after Daniel Trickett-Smith had opened the scoring for the Reds.

The goal was Wilson's 10th of the season, a landmark in a campaign which is getting all the more impressive as it goes on.

Wilson made his international debut for Wales in October, coming on as a substitute against Belgium, netting his grandfather £125,000 from a £50 bet he had placed on the player one day going onto represent his country.

A left winger, comparisons with Gareth Bale will be inevitable, but the player will do well to brush them aside and carry on his progression.

Brendan Rodgers has illustrated throughout his short-time at Liverpool that age will be no barrier to talent when it comes to calling up youngsters to the first team, with Raheem Sterling, Jordon Ibe and most recently Joao Teixeira getting the nod.

This Liverpool side is already impressive, but the next generation is shaping up to be equally exciting. The Youth Cup match also saw forward Jerome Sinclair feature, who Rodgers made Liverpool's youngest ever debutant in his first season with the club.

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