Liverpool have had great success with the academy in the last couple of years. Trent Alexander-Arnold has burst onto the scene and established himself as the best right back in the world, whilst Curtis Jones and Neco Williams are slowly starting to establish themselves as first team squad members. Neco Williams has just signed a new contract with the Reds, here we take a look at three ways he can be used in the coming years.
Neco Williams introduced himself to Kopites as a regular feature in the Reds’ cup campaigns last season.
The 19-year-old played five times in the cups during the 19/20 campaign and was impressive in each game.
Going forward the club will be able to challenge more seriously in these domestic competitions as our second string gains more experience.
The Welshman will be able to get even more minutes on the pitch as the club strengthens this backup squad, he’ll have some help from Kostas Tsimikas on the other flank.
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Trent Alexander-Arnold played nearly every minute for Liverpool in the league last season, appearing in every single game.
The Scouser will be our first choice right back for the years to come and is only a couple of years older than Neco Williams.
This means we could see the Welshman used simply as a rotation option for now. It isn’t particularly healthy Trent to play every minute of every game, particularly when we will be competing on multiple fronts.
If we have Southampton at home on Saturday but Bayern Munich away on Tuesday then we can keep Trent fighting fit by playing Williams against the Saints.
First choice right back
There has been a school of thought for some time now that Trent Alexander-Arnold’s future inevitably lies in centre midfield.
The Scouser’s passing range has dazzled and delighted fans and pundits alike, leading many to wonder why he’s still used in defence.
If Trent did move into midfield then a spot would open up for Neco Williams to be used as our first choice right back. This could be the eventual move after Neco gets a couple more years of first team experience under his belt – otherwise we could risk wasting the Welshman’s talent.