Liverpool were thoroughly beaten by Atalanta on Wednesday night. The Reds were not at the races, fielding a second string side which played like one. There were a few reasons to optimistic though. The Neco Williams stats v Atalanta show he had a pretty solid game at right back.
It was far from our best display this Wednesday night.
The Reds were thoroughly beaten at Anfield in the Champions League.
Atalanta were determined, dogged even. Whenever out of possession they hounded the Reds, not giving us room to breathe and work with the ball.
It was a performance you’d expect from a side beaten 5-0 last time out.
Two second half goals sealed the three points for the Serie A side, meaning the Reds will have to wait until next week to qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League.
Neco Williams stats v Atalanta
With Trent Alexander-Arnold sidelined due to a calf issue his Welsh deputy filled in at right back on Wednesday night.
The 19-year-old had a tough time of it, constantly pressed by Robin Gosens.
However, the Neco Williams stats v Atalanta show that he had a much better game than first thought.
The youngster, according to numbers from The Tactical Times, registered 70 progressive carries, 12 progressive passes and five interceptions.
He ranked first in each of these categories, as well as ranking second for accurate passess and progressive passing yards.
Solid start for youngster
In a tough fixture, Neco Williams had a solid game against Atalanta.
The youngster put in a shift in his first Champions League start in difficult circumstances.
We can’t really ask more from him when he was clearly targeted for some pretty intense pressing.
He also came up against a pretty determined Robin Gosens, in the grand scheme of things it was an encouraging display.