The second instalment of our new Meet the Academy feature, which seeks to shed further light on the aspiring talents developing their potential at the club's Kirkby youth base, picks out Welsh winger Harry Wilson.

Blessed with electric acceleration and an agility that allows effective dribbling at speed, the 17-year-old's accurate eye in front of goal has also caught the attention for Liverpool's youth teams during the past two seasons - and even brought senior international recognition in October 2013.

In our exclusive Q&A below, discover which fellow diminutive attacker is the Reds player Wilson admires most and the Barcelona superstar who has been his idol, plus the two most memorable moments of his career so far...

Date of birth

March 22, 1997

Place of birth




First team you played for?


When did you join Liverpool?

At eight years old

Who was your idol growing up?

Lionel Messi

Who did you support growing up?


Favourite sport other than football?

Tennis or golf

Favourite subject at school?

Physical Education

What's on your iPod?

Some hip-hop, rap and country

Favourite food?


What is the best book you've read?

Of Mice and Men

Favourite holiday destination?


Which Liverpool player do you most admire?

Philippe Coutinho

Best football match you've ever seen?

The 2005 Champions League final between Liverpool and AC Milan

What has been the highlight of your Liverpool career so far?

Signing a professional contract and scoring in the Youth Cup

Describe Liverpool in one word...


Ultimate dream in football?

To win the Ballon d'Or