Liverpool currently have one of their most exciting crop of youngsters of recent times coming through. In the last year Kopites have caught a few glimpses of what the future has to hold with Jürgen Klopp giving regular opportunities to the brightest academy starlets, one such youngster is reportedly set for a reward for his progress. According to Neil Jones at Goal, Neco Williams is set to sign a new 5-year contract with Liverpool.
Neco Williams was one of the leading lights of the breakthrough academy stars this season. The Welshman made 11 first team appearances throughout the season, consistently impressing.
Alongside Curtis Jones, the defender established himself as a future first team regular with his performances. The youngster will likely be deployed regularly as cover for Trent Alexander-Arnold next season.
Although the teenager has come through the academy on the right flank he was used as a left back towards the end of the season, though his future seems to lie at right back with Kostas Tsimikas soon to arrive as cover for Andy Robertson.
Neco Williams new contract
According to Neil Jones at Goal, Neco Williams will soon sign a new 5-year contract with Liverpool.
The deal will keep the youngster at Anfield until his mid-20s and is a reward for his remarkable progress in the last season.
It comes as no surprise that the club want to secure the long term future of the teenager given that he will likely be the long term successor to the right back role.
What RTK has to say
Neco Williams signing a new contract is a great signal of intent by the club and a great show of faith in the youngster.
Jürgen Klopp recently remarked that he wants a team full of Scousers, whilst Neco is only a plazzy Scouser he will definitely be a key part of the gaffer realising his vision.
Just where Neco ends up playing long term is anybody’s guess, if he is to feature at right back then we would likely see Trent Alexander-Arnold make his long awaited switch to centre midfield.
Who knows, maybe in a few years he may even be challenging Trent for his starting berth.