Sterling, Wilson, Ojo and Ibe show Liverpool's strength in key position

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Four of Liverpool's brightest young talents are all wingers.

Liverpool are famed for bringing through young players, but in recent years one position has benefited more than most in terms of blossoming talent.

Where once Liverpool nurtured some of the best young strikers in the game, the same can now be said of wingers; with Raheem Sterling just the start.

Sterling burst onto the scene with energy, confidence and considerable talent, and the now-20-year-old has become one of the Reds’ most important and effective players.

But where most clubs would love to develop one young wide player with such talent, Liverpool appear to be cornering the market.

Jordon Ibe is the latest player to embrace his Anfield chance, benefiting from loan spells in the Championship to return with the kind of form and confidence that only a sustained run in a senior side can bring.

Prior to his injury setback, the 19-year-old looked like he had played for Liverpool for years, and he added even more vitality to a team brimming with it.

So that must be it, right? Surely a club, even one as big as Liverpool, cannot have many more gems waiting in the wings.

Well actually they have, with Sheyi Ojo making waves on loan at Wigan Athletic and showing in the recent match against Leeds United that he could be about to give Ibe and Sterling a run for their money.

The 17-year-old put in a wonderful individual performance last weekend, going on 10 dribbles, playing three key passes and having four goal attempts. Not bad for a teenager making only his seventh first-team appearance.

And then there is Harry Wilson – a player highly-regarded at Liverpool and one who could be the best of the lot.

The 17-year-old is a left winger like Ojo, who is impressing for the club’s under-21s, scoring a wonderful winner against Everton earlier this week.

He is also the youngest ever player to turn out for Wales’ senior side, so yes, expect big things from him in time.

Patience may be the order of the day, certainly with Ojo and Wilson, but the simple fact is Liverpool are producing some quite wonderful young wingers.

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