Highly-rated youngster Harry Wilson puts pen-to-paper on new Liverpool contract

Young Liverpool winger Harry Wilson just a few weeks after coming back from a five-month lay-off due to a toe injury, with the Wales international set to play a key role for the Reds' Under-23s this season.

Highly-rated youngster Harry Wilson puts pen-to-paper on new Liverpool contract
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Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson has penned a new contract with the club, although the length of the new deal has not been specified.

The winger, currently part of Michael Beale's Under-23s squad for the coming Premier League 2 campaign, has had a difficult last 12 months.

The 19-year-old's progress has fallen below-the-radar due to injuries, meaning Jürgen Klopp turned to the club's other talented youngsters in their injury crisis mid-way through last season and through their recent pre-season campaign.

But Wilson, who joined the Reds at the age of eight and has since made his way through the club's ranks, remains viewed as one of the brightest young talents in the club's Academy.

The teenager became the youngest ever player to represent Wales after making his international debut at the age of 16 years and 207 days in October 2013 and spent time on loan at Crewe Alexandra last term.

Wilson only made seven first-team appearances across an unsuccessful spell in League One and has yet to make his first-team debut at Liverpool because of injuries.

Wilson set for key U23s role?

Wilson in action at Anfield last term. (Picture: Getty Images)
Wilson in action at Anfield last term. (Picture: Getty Images)

A broken toe kept him out for around five months, before he returned for the U23's pre-season tour of Germany and took part in their 1-0 defeat to 2.Liga outfit FC Erzebirge Aue last week.

The left-sided forward was one of the side's stand-outs as they beat Rhyl FC 4-1 in a recent friendly, captaining Beale's side from the outset and scoring the game's opening goal.

Shortly after his new deal was confirmed, Wilson tweeted: "Delighted to have signed a new contract with @LFC, the hard work continues.."

The Welshman will likely play a key role for Beale's U23s after winger Ryan Kent left for Barnsley on a season-long loan earlier this week, leaving less competition for Wilson.

And his new deal seemingly represents a show of faith in Wilson's talent, with Beale recently having told the Liverpool Echo that it was "a massive boost" to have the winger back fit and available.

Wilson himself recently told LFCTV's Academy show that being out injured for such a long time "takes its toll" and admitted that he's now "just so excited to see what the future holds."

He added: "Being out for so long, you're just so excited to get out again playing games."