One to Watch #62: Tom Ince

Last updated : 13 October 2010 By Dan Buxton

Name:  Tom Ince

Date of Birth:  30/1/92

Position: Midfielder

Club: Liverpool

Previous clubs: None

International caps:  None

The son of former Liverpool and England captain Paul Ince, this young
winger has big shoe’s to fill at the Anfield club but has started his
career brightly, making his first team debut in the Carling Cup tie
against Northampton Town, coming on as an extra-time substitute.

Ince primarily plays as a left winger, but can also play on the right
off the striker, making him a possible replacement for Steven Gerrard
one day.  Ince played a pivotal role for the Liverpool youth team
which reached the final of the FA Youth Cup last season, the highlight
being a stunning free kick against Leeds United.  Ince made such an
impression in his first season that he has been promoted from the U-18
squad to training with the first team in just 12 months.

Reds boss Roy Hodgson worked with Tom’s father at Inter Milan and has
known Tom for most of his life and is very optimistic about the
winger’s potential, saying "I remember Thomas back in 1995, as a small
boy running around, kicking balls in his dad's apartment. He made sure
Paul didn't get too much peace after training.  He probably did his
best to make sure Paul stayed fit! But I have been impressed with him.
He is a talented young man;  in an ideal world, you wouldn't be
thrusting him into matches of this calibre but, who knows? It might be
very good for him."