Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is set to hand youngster Andre Wisdom a key role in the first-team next season, according to the Daily Mail.
The report claims that Wisdom, who is currently out on loan at Premier League outfit West Brom, will be handed the opportunity to prove himself as the club's first choice right-back in the 2015/16 campaign despite the player having endured a tricky time of late.
In fact, Wisdom has rarely featured under Baggies boss Tony Pulis in the second half of this campaign, so Rodgers' decision may well come as a surprise to the Reds faithful.
It appears, though, with the same report revealing that Glen Johnson is set to depart, whilst Jon Flanagan has struggled on the injury scene, that Wisdom will have a huge role to play on Merseyside next term.
The report goes on to reveal that Rodgers is determined to give the 22-year-old his opportunity before making movements in the transfer window.
Of late, versatile midfielder Emre Can has been plying his trade in the position, but it appears that Rodgers wants to move him back into midfield when Steven Gerrard departs the club at the end of this campaign.
There's no doubt about it, the right-back position has proved a problem for the club in recent time, so Wisdom will no doubt be hoping to make it his own next term.
It's a risk
Of course, handing Wisdom such a key role in the first-team would prove a major risk from the Reds boss, but it may well pay off as the player goes in search of improvement.
Critics will no doubt be surprised by this, as Wisdom hasn't exactly proved his credentials at West Brom this term, but he may well have a lot to offer the Reds, and could even flourish playing at the highest level.
At the end of the day, at 22-years of age, the player still has an extremely bright future ahead of him, and perhaps needs the confidence of his manager to start showing exactly what he's made of. One thing's for sure, the 2015/16 campaign looks set to be a huge one for the youngster.
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