Liverpool have some fine prospects currently breaking through from the academy. Curtis Jones has been impressing in the Reds’ midfield, bagging goals left and right. Whilst Trent Alexander-Arnold has found himself a talented understudy. During the international break Neco Williams bagged a match winning assist in his first start for Wales.
Neco Williams wonderkid
Neco has been at Liverpool for most of his life.
The Reds defender joined the academy at U9 level and spent most of his time in the youth set up as a right winger.
Eventually he was converted into a right back and the move has paid off for him in abundance.
Williams made 11 first team appearances last season, collecting a Premier League winner’s medal and he was in the squad that won the Club World Cup.
Neco Williams assist for Wales
Neco Williams bagged an assist on his first start for Wales this week.
The 19-year-old Reds’ full back scored on his Wales home debut, nodding in at the far post against Bulgaria with just moments left in the game.
This week he took on Bulgaria again, this time turning provider, crossing in for Jonny Williams with just five minutes remaining.
The goal was enough to win the game for his country and prompted high praise from Ryan Giggs.
What RTK has to say
It is encouraging to see that Neco Williams is still performing for Wales.
The youngster won’t get an awful amount of game time for the Reds unless Trent Alexander-Arnold picks up an injury.
As a result he’ll need to make sure he nails down a place in the side for his country. If he maintains his strong form then he’ll do just that.
Fingers crossed he’ll continue to take his opportunities and he’ll continue to develop as a result.