Liverpool coach explains next development stage for Reds wonderkid

Harry Wilson is considered to be one of the brightest prospects in the Liverpool academy.

Speaking to the official Liverpool website, Under-21 boss Michael Beale has highlighted the next stage in Harry Wilson’s development.

Despite being just 17-years-old, Wilson is already a senior Wales international, and he represents the next stage of Liverpool’s future. A talented winger, he has yet to appear for the Reds first-team, but is a consistent fixture in their Under-19 and Under-21 teams, scoring five goals and creating seven more in 18 appearances this term.

It is likely that Wilson will be making his first-team debut before too long and, with Brendan Rodgers building a youthful Liverpool side based strongly around British players, the youngster could be a key part of their future.

There are few Premier League coaches better at bringing through young talent than Rodgers, and Wilson will benefit from working under a manager that preaches attacking, technical football.

However, Michael Beale, who coaches Wilson at Under-21 level, believes that there is a key stage in the youngster’s development that must be negotiated before he takes his place in the first team.

Already playing against opponents four years older than him on a regular basis, Beale believes that Wilson needs to continue learning from playing with people more experienced and bigger than him, so he is ready for first-team action at the earliest opportunity.

“Harry has always been one we have had a keen eye on and he's doing well,” the coach told the official Liverpool website.

“I think for Harry now he has got to find as many answers as he can when he comes up against bigger and stronger opponents and he plays against men, so that's the next big stepping stone for him and his development.”

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