2012/13 Season Review: Andre Wisdom

Harold Cunningham

A look at Andre Wisdom's first season in the first team, which made him one of the brightest prospects in England.

Key Track: Imagine Dragons-Radioactive

One of Andre's best assets is his strength. He doesn't have as much pace as a conventional right-back would have, but he makes up for it with the strength that he requires for his natural position, which is as a center-back. This strength he has is also a subject of the "Key Track" that I've picked. The song is about overcoming obstacles, finding a way. Finding the strength inside yourself to prevail when no one thinks you can.

In my opinion, Andre was probably the most consistent of all the young kids in the squad last year, and I can only remember him having one bad game, against Everton, where he was subbed early on.

His first game came against Young Boys, where he scored a brilliant header in a 5-3 win, scoring our 2nd goal and being one of our bright spots in a young side that included both Jonjo Shelvey and Fabio Borini, as well as some other youngsters.

Andre's talent hasn't gone unnoticed elsewhere either, there was talks early on in January and this summer that a loan move could be in place with the likes of Fulham interested.

He isn't afraid to attack, though it's not his best quality. However, there were some runs that he made during the season that excited some fans, particularly against the aforementioned Fulham, where he set up the assist for Daniel Sturridge for our equalizer.

A player that seems to work tirelessly, he looked to have kept Glen Johnson out of the side for a few games, notching 12 appearances in the league and 19 appearances in all competitions. He affectionately gained the nickname of "Andre The Giant" by some of the fans and is mostly known for his size and strength.

Season Highlight: 'Dre's goal on his debut from a corner is something you don't see often when Liverpool play, and you couldn't have taught it better. It was absolute textbook stuff.

Season Rating: 6.5. You could see how hungry 'Dre is to succeed, but maybe sometimes that got the best of him. His strength got him by a lot of the time, which is both good and bad, and at times you could see that he still has a lot to learn

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