Will Jonjo Shelvey and Danny Wilson Lead Liverpool into a New Era?

Ieuan BeynonCorrespondent IIIJuly 25, 2010

With all the rumours circulating around Anfield in the past few weeks, there has been little time for the arrivals of Jonjo Shelvey and Danny Wilson to be taken in.

These two teenagers are highly rated and could become the new faces of the club in the coming years.

Shelvey, arrives from League One outfit Charlton Athletic. Where last season he played a key role for the London club.

Although only 18, the highly-rated attacking midfielder has clocked up over 40 appearances for the club.

The talented England youth international arrives at a club where he has the chance to learn from the best, in England captain Steven Gerrard.

It will be expected that one day Shelvey fills the shoes of Gerrard for both club and country.

So the price-tag of £1.7m seems to be a great piece of business for Roy Hodgson's men.

Shelvey though will not be happy at just a place in the Liverpool squad. He is aware of his ability and has aimed to make over 20 appearances for the Reds this term.

The second young recruit is Scotsman Danny Wilson.

Wilson has joined from Scottish Giants Rangers where he picked up a league winners medal at the end of last season.

Again this transfer had been in the pipeline for sometime and was completed early last week for around £2m.

Another precocious talent, Wilson may be expected to take over the defensive reins from club legend Jamie Carragher in the not to distant future.

He will not shirk the responsibility either. The youngster was thrown into the biggest game in Scottish football, the Old Firm, as a 17 year old and handled the occasion with great maturity.

Unlike like Shelvey though, he may find playing time harder to come by this season. With the likes of Daniel Agger, Martin Skertel and Carragher in front of him in the pecking order.

But given time and the right development programme, Wilson could be as important to Liverpool as another Scottich defender was to the club back in the eighties, Alan Hansen.

So Roy Hodgson, who is trying his best to steady the ship at the moment, has two truly gifted teenagers at his disposal.

If the need is to place them in the starting XI this term, then they will surly step-up to the challenge.

So who knows ten years from now, it could be Shelvey and Wilson that bring the same sort of presence that Gerrard and Carragher do today.