This January has already seen some excellent business done at Anfield. The Reds have brought in Takumi Minamino for a bargain £7.25m, they have also sorted out loan moves for Rhian Brewster, Isaac-Christie Davies and Herbie Kane. There’s been more good news as Rhys Williams has had his loan extended at Kidderminster Harriers. Could we have another future star in the academy?
Williams joined the Harriers at the start of the season, taking the step after signing his first professional contract with the club last February. The Preston born centre back became a commanding presence in Barry Lewtas’ U18s side last season and has even turned out for the U23s, playing for Neil Critchley against Villareal.
The teenager has also played for England at youth level. He is clearly well thought of both at the academy and at St. George’s Park.
After an impressive start which has seen the youngster play 23 times and score once, Rhys Williams has had his loan at Kidderminster extended until the end of the season.
What RTK has to say
Sure, Kidderminster are struggling in the National League North but this is still a vital experience for the young man. He is just 18-years-old and the National League North is an incredibly physical league – this is an ideal place for him to cut his teeth.
The fact that the youngster is playing well enough to play nearly every game and for both teams to want to extend his loan is encouraging news.
Fingers crossed we will either give him more of a shot in the U23s next season or he will be sent on a more challenging loan move, either way it is great to hear that his current spell is going well. If he keeps this up then Jürgen Klopp could have a headache on his hands as he sorts through Ki-Jana Hoever, Sepp van den Berg and Rhys Williams.