Date: 18th November 2019 at 8:31pm
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OPINION

Being a young player at Liverpool at the moment is a bit of a double-edged sword at the moment.

On the one hand, there is a plethora of exciting talent coming through, and with Jurgen Klopp willing to give that talent a chance, there are opportunities for starlets to make a real impression. Look no further than Trent Alexander-Arnold.

On the flip side, however, competition is high, and the prospect of dislodging a senior member of this juggernaut of a side is slim to minimal at best.

But that doesn’t make it impossible, and according to Paul Robinson, the next youngster who could make the leap is already playing in the Premier League.

The ex-England goalkeeper has backed Harry Wilson to break into the first team upon his return to Anfield.

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “He’s going very well at Bournemouth and internationally as well and the only thing he can do is exactly that.

“He’s gone to Bournemouth to get game time, he’s a top player, he hasn’t gone to a Championship or League One side, he’s gone to another Premier League side.

“Liverpool will be keeping a close eye on him and I’m sure if he is there the full season, which I think he will be as they won’t pull him back, but I’m sure next season, if he continues to impress then he’ll feature within Klopp’s squad without a doubt.”

Now, obviously, Robinson isn’t saying Wilson will play every week, but given how quickly Ryan Kent was shipped out this summer, despite having a great season up in Scotland for Rangers last term, any kind of regular first team action would be a success for the Welsh international.

But the fact of the matter is that he will have to do some serious growing between now and then if it is to become a reality.

So far this term he has averaged just 0.6 key passes and 0.2 successful dribbles per game in the Premier League, as per Whoscored.

He hasn’t played badly by any means during his spell at Bournemouth, but if he is to prove Robinson right then he will need to step his game up to impress the European champions.