Liverpool have grown some fantastic players at the academy over the years. At the minute there appears to be a glut of talent coming through with Curtis Jones making strides shortly after Trent Alexander-Arnold established himself as the best right back in the world. The Reds are apparently keen to keep ahold of their brightest talents – according to The Times, Liverpool rebuffed a Wolves approach for Neco Williams this summer.
Neco Williams at Liverpool
Neco Williams has been at Liverpool since U9 level. That’s a long, long time.
He came through the ranks as a tricky winger but in recent years was converted into a right back with great success.
The youngster burst onto the scene last season with impressive appearances in the cups.
His debut against Arsenal in the EFL Cup saw him pull out a superb injury time assist for Divock Origi to bring the scores to 5-5.
He was in the squad as the Reds won the Club World Cup and he collected a Premier League winner’s medal at the end of the season.
Wolves and Neco Williams
According to The Times, Wolves wanted Neco Williams this summer.
The report claims that the midlands club wanted the Welsh youngster to replace Matt Doherty after he was sold to Spurs.
The Reds swiftly rebuffed the apporach and instead struck a deal which sent Ki-Jana Hoever to Molineux whilst Diogo Jota arrived at Anfield.
Thus far it appears to have been a genius piece of business from Michael Edwards with Jota in electric form for Jürgen Klopp.
What RTK has to say
Thank goodness we didn’t get rid of Neco.
Having said that, Wolves would’ve had to have paid a great deal for Neco Williams.
The Welshman is full of potential and at just 19-years-old has plenty of time left to develop.
He has proved to be a more than capable deputy to Trent Alexander-Arnold of late, hopefully we’ll see even more of him in the coming months.