The OurKop.com team would like to congratulate Danny Wilson for making his full international debut for Scotland last night against the Faroe Islands. Wilson capped off his debut by also scoring a very well taken goal. What more of a debut could one ask for? Well done Danny and hopefully this will boost your confidence and you will raise to new heights for Liverpool.
Now with Wilson who is only 18 years old having made his international debut and having won the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup, as well as being named Scotland’s dual Young Player of the Year during his time with Rangers last season, I believe it is time for him to step up into the Liverpool first team and take over from the aging Jamie Carragher.
There is no doubting that Carragher has been a great servant for Liverpool throughout his career and he will go down in the history books for Liverpool, but there comes a time when one has to step down and let someone else take over. As the years have gone by, Carragher has gotten slower and he is not the rock at the back that we were used to. He continues to be a good leader on the pitch (although at times I think he takes his shouting and pointing over the top). I am sure Carragher is helping the young defenders such as Wilson and Kelly to better their game off the field but the only way to really do it is to give these youngsters a run in the team. Wilson has not been given his chance yet (besides one game against Northampton) but Kelly has and he has shined. And I am pretty sure Wilson will shine too given the chance.
Carragher is a permanent fixture in the Liverpool starting lineup but after a series of bad performances by him, he remains in the team. Carragher is one of those untouchable players who Hodgson does not have the balls to drop. When Jamie has a bad run he should be dropped and give others a chance. If all defenders are fit and on song, I believe that a central defensive combination of Agger and Skrtel should be the backbone of Liverpool with Wilson rotating around the two. I know many of you may say that Wilson has not been tested on the big stage yet as playing in Scotland is not really that tough. I hear you when you say that but let us give the youngster a run in the Premier League or Europa League and let us see how good or bad he is. We will never know if he continues not to feature.