Liverpool have been in search for a defender for some time now and it seems like we are willing to sign a defender from the lower leagues in England to fix their issues at the back.
A report from the Daily Mail claims that Ben Wilmot, who plays for League Two side Stevenage, is on the radar of a number of clubs. He even got a chance to play in the Checkatrade Trophy game against Brighton’s U21s a couple of weeks back.
The report from the Mail claims that close to 30 scouts were present to watch the 18-year-old in action and the player does seem to have a wise head on his shoulders as even his current manager believes the defender plays like a seasoned professional.
The meteoric rise for Wilmot has been anything but unexpected and the youngster even signed a professional contract with Stevenage in April. The 18-year-old hasn’t played a single League Two fixture this season but it does seem like the defender is set for a big move soon.
The report does add that even Tottenham are keeping a track of the English defender and the player could be one for the future given how both sides keep an eye out for youth players.
We have seen both Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino give chances to young defenders in their respective teams and Wilmot could turn out to be a great player in the future. While we could do with some addition to the defence, we need players for the first-team rather than only thinking about the youth team.
Wilmot has even made an appearance in the FA Cup but he still has a long way to go and hopefully things turn out the best when the Englishman makes a move to a bigger club.
For now, he should stick with Stevenage and gain some experience by playing regular football before making the step up.