Liverpool have got strength in depth all over the pitch after a successful window and some strong work from the development coaches. Diogo Jota is backing up the wings and Kostas Tsimikas is covering at left back. Right full back is currently deputised by a wonderkid from the academy, a wonderkid who recently blacked out his social media after some criticism. Ryan Giggs has offered Neco Williams some advice.
Neco Williams criticism
Neco Williams has emerged as one of the brightest prospects from the academy in recent years, along with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Curtis Jones.
The Welsh full back was converted from a right winger some years ago and has since established himself as Trent’s deputy.
Recently the 19-year-old turned in a sloppy performance against Lincoln City, not a horror show by any means. He received some abuse from so called fans on Twitter and subsequently blacked out his social media channels.
Ryan Giggs advice for Neco Williams
Having received another senior call up for Wales, national team boss Ryan Giggs has offered Neco Williams some advice on how to deal with criticism, he is quoted by the Liverpool ECHO as saying:
“It’s something you have to deal with when you are at big clubs. All you can do is surround yourself with good people, educate yourself as much as you can when it comes to social media, and then it’s your choice whether you want to be a part of it or not.
“He’s at Liverpool, when you are at a big club you are going to have to take criticism at some point if you set a certain standard and you drop below it. Even for 10 minutes.
“Having just worked with Neco, he’s got a sensible head on his shoulders. I’m looking forward to working with Neco again. He was great to work with and the qualities he showed in the games as well.”
What RTK has to say
It is good to know that the youngster has the thorough backing of his international manager.
Neco Williams is going to struggle to get regular first team football at Anfield due to the supremacy of Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Playing regularly for his country will make up for any lost time in his development, international football is an incredibly high standard so he will surely be kicking on during these breaks. He also has the benefit of marking Gareth Bale in training.
Fingers crossed Neco takes on Giggs’ advice and bounces back stronger than ever from the over the top criticism.