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Five facts about Liverpool goal hero Andre Wisdom

Andre Wisdom scored for Liverpool in the Europa League tonight after being handed a surprise start. Who is he?

Here are five facts about the player...

1) Wisdom is a central defender who has risen through Liverpool's academy, after signing from Bradford City four years ago and is still just 19.

2) Born in Leeds, he has been tipped as a future England international, featuring at youth level with the under-17s and under-19s, and most recently the under-21s.

3) Wisdom was part of the England under-17 squad who won the European Championships in 2010, scoring in the final win over Spain, a match which saw Sunderland forward Connor Wickham bag the winner.

4) Among his strengths are his versatility and reading of the game, he can also play at right-back and in central midfield.

5) Wisdom wears Liverpool's number 47 shirt, and was part of Liverpool's NextGen Series squad who finished third in the competition last season, joining Fernandez Suso, Adam Morgan, and Raheem Sterling in progressing to the first team.

Watch Wisdom's goal here...

Can Wisdom be a long-term replacement for Jamie Carragher? What do you think?

image: © Nigel Wilson

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