Liverpool U23s winger Harry Wilson has signed a new contract with the club, following his successful comeback from injury.
Wilson spent five months on the sidelines with a broken toe, before returning to take part in the young Reds’ 1-0 defeat to 2.Liga side FC Erzgebirge Aue last week.
The 19-year-old has long been hotly tipped for a bright future on Merseyside, but his absence and a disappointing loan spell with Crewe Alexandra looked to have put paid to his prospects.
But Liverpool have moved to quash this, handing the Wales international a new contract, as he prepares for a pivotal 2016/17 campaign.
He also started in Wednesday evening’s 2-1 behind-closed-doors victory over Celtic’s development squad, highlighting his key role under Beale in 2016/17.
Wilson is able to play on either wing or behind the striker, but is arguably at his best cutting in from the left flank.
Gifted with excellent technical ability and a fleet-footed, nimble physique, Wilson is set to shine in the Premier League 2 this season.
After Wednesday’s win in Glasgow, the Liverpool U23s next take on Morecambe at the Globe Arena on Saturday.
Following a revamp of the English reserve system this summer, the young Reds have announced three league fixtures to be played at Anfield in 2016/17, taking on Arsenal (December 11), Manchester United (January 15) and Tottenham Hotspur (February 5).
The rest of their home fixtures will take place at Prenton Park, beginning with a season opener at home to Southampton on August 14.