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Is Neco Williams The Next Alexander-Arnold In The Making



Trent Alexander-Arnold

In recent seasons, the Reds have been in the business of producing world-class players right from their academy.

The progression of Raheem Sterling, Jordon Ibe, Sheyi Ojo, Alexander-Arnold, and Joe Gomez to the first-team is an obvious evidence that the Merseyside club are keenly interested in ensuring that youngsters are nurtured into great and awesome players who would be celebrated across the world.

After the rise of two England defenders — Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez, the Merseyside club are now set to produce another youngster — who will take the world’s football by storm — in the person of Wales’ youth player Neco Williams.

Last season was one to forget for the youngster due to a lengthy injury which ruled him out of action for half of the season.

However, this season has seen him returned to full fitness and also great form.

The Welsh U-19 side are currently doing well in their bid to qualify for next year’s UEFA Youth Championship for players younger than 20 years of age.

The young team were on fire on Saturday as they narrowly defeated Sweden 2-1 in their qualifying match.

The country’s narrow victory could be traced to Neco Williams’ awe-inspiring display at the right side of the defence. Though they conceded a goal, Williams was just too strong for opposing strikers to beat.

His brilliant display didn’t go unnoticed by fans and pundits who couldn’t help but give credit to the 17-year-old versatile player.

At club level, the youngster is being likened to his club-mate Alexander-Arnold, who also graduated from Liverpool’s youth team.

In his comments on the player’s recent form for the Reds in the Premier League 2, Liverpool legend
Stephen Gerrard believes the youngster on the right path to greatness.

The Rangers manager, whose team hasn’t been doing well in the Scottish League, compare William to Klopp’s favourite right back Alexander-Arnold claiming the youngster possess all it takes to become a great player.

William has played more than 16 matches for the Reds so far this season and has impressed the clubs supporters in all of the fixtures.

Apart from his defensive abilities, William can feature as a defensive midfielder making him more like a utility man.

Irrespective of his tender age, the 17-year-old isn’t afraid of making tackles or blocking deadly shots capable of entering into the net.

As much as there are lots of competition for a place in Klopp’s starting lineup, it won’t be out of place to say that Williams possesses huge talent to displace some first-team players in the nearest future.

In no time, should he continue his development, William will find himself competing for a place in Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad

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