Jurgen Klopp will save Liverpool both time and money with his reported Neco Williams stance.
Goal believes that Klopp considers Williams to be a ‘genuine first-team option’ going forward. This comes after the Welshman put in a series of impressive performances for the senior side this season.
Williams is yet to actually play a Premier League game but he performed wonderfully in the cups. His debut against Arsenal in the League Cup, for instance, saw him provide an assist for the last-minute equaliser.
He then took that form into further games against Everton, two against Shrewsbury Town and the eventual defeat at Chelsea. There’s little argument that Williams was a standout performer in the cup this season.
Thus it’s no surprise that Klopp rates him highly. Highly enough, in fact, that we will apparently see Williams in the first-team before long.
That decision will save Liverpool a lot of time and money, too. There is currently only one senior right-back, after all, in Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Nathaniel Clyne appears to be done with the club and injuries have held him back further. In that situation, Liverpool would usually look for a new signing for at least cover.
With any new signing comes searching, analysis, and payment. You’re signing a squad player, after all, which makes things a little tougher – how do you find someone who is good enough but also happy to sit on the bench?
One way is to pay them handsomely, of course. But finding that player is a real task and even when you do, the work doesn’t stop there. You have to get that player up to speed with your methods, which isn’t easy when they can’t play every week.
But Williams saves Liverpool that time and money. He already knows exactly how the team plays and as a teenager, won’t need convincing to sit on the bench.
All in all, this works perfectly for both club and player.