Wisdom beyond his years! Rodgers backs Liverpool starlet for big future at Anfield
10:29 GMT, 25 September 2012
Andre Wisdom has been tipped for big things by boss Brendan Rodgers after scoring on his Liverpool debut.
Wisdom netted during the 5-3 Europa
League victory over Young Boys last Thursday and the 19-year-old has
proved to Rodgers he has the required qualities to make it at the club.
'It's always good when you put young players in and you see how they react,' the manager told Liverpoolfc.com.
Red alert: Wisdom signalled his arrival into the senior Liverpool side with a goal
'I thought Andre Wisdom at right-back was excellent. He’s got all the qualities that I believe will set him up to have a very good career.
'He's quick, he's strong and he passes the ball well, which is going to be important for us at this club and always has been. I thought he was a real positive note (against Young Boys).'
But the Liverpool boss was quick to praise the number of experiebnced players who featured alongisde Wisdom to help hi through his senior debut for the club.
Rodgers added: 'It is critical. The likes of Andre Wisdom look up so much to guys like Jamie Carragher, and to be on the same field as him and learning from his experience and leadership qualities is very, very important.
'Sometimes as a coach, you can coach players, you can talk with them, you can educate them, but when they go out onto the field, if they’ve got top players around them that can also help them manage the game from the inside.
'Guys like Carra are top class at that and, for me, your young players are only as good as your senior players.'
Net result: Liverpool were comfortable winners in Switzerland