Liverpool have incredible strength in depth thanks to the might of the Reds’ academy. Trent Alexander-Arnold stepped into the side when needed a couple of years ago and he never looked back, we’re now seeing the emergence of Curtis Jones and Neco Williams. Another Liverpool youngster is set for a big step in his career – Paul Joyce has reported that Rhys Williams will be called up by England U21s.
Rhys Williams at Liverpool
Preston born Rhys Williams has been at the Liverpool academy since U10 level.
The towering defender made his U18s debut when he was still a schoolboy in the 2016/17 season.
Having won the FA Youth Cup with Liverpool in 2019 the teenager joined non-league Kidderminster Harriers on loan for the 19/20 season.
Williams made his senior Reds debut alongside Virgil van Dijk in the 7-2 win over Lincoln City this season.
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Williams England call up
According to Paul Joyce, Rhys Williams will be called up by England U21s for fixtures with Andorra and Turkey.
U21s boss Aidy Boothroyd is said to have been impressed with how the 19-year-old fared in senior starts against Lincoln City and Arsenal.
Williams will be joining teammate Curtis Jones in the Three Lions squad.
What RTK has to say
This would be some turn up for the books.
The youngster was incredibly impressive in his two starts for the senior side this season.
However, his involvement came as a surprise in the first place. Given the fact that he was playing non-league football last season, many expected him to be loaned out to a team at a higher level.
When you also consider the arrival of Sepp van den Berg and the ascent of Billy Koumetio, you could be forgiven for thinking that the youngster’s days at Anfield were numbered.
Hopefully he continues his development, his progress and his form. Fingers crossed this is the first of many international call ups.