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Report: Liverpool plan on keeping Neco Williams in u-turn move

Liverpool are gearing up for their first game of the season and Jürgen Klopp can head into the tie confident after a solid pre-season. We’ve seen a number of exits from the club and could yet see further departures, however, one youngster looks set to say despite speculation earlier in the window. According to The Athletic, Liverpool plan on keeping Neco Williams.

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Liverpool departures

The Reds have already moved on a host of players, generating a decent transfer kitty in the process.

Marko Grujic has rejoined Porto on a permanent basis following a successful loan spell last term.

Harry Wilson has ended his 16-year stay with the club having signed for Fulham.

Meanwhile youngsters Taiwo Awoniyi and Liam Millar have joined Union Berlin and Basel respectively.

Nat Phillips could also be on the move with the Bolton Baresi looking for first team football.

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Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi are also facing uncertain futures with the duo having failed to provide effective backup in recent seasons.

Liverpool u-turn on Neco Williams

Earlier in the window it was reported that Liverpool were reluctantly open to selling Neco Williams.

The Welshman was said to be looking for first team football.

This is an understandable concern given that the best player in the world in his position is ahead of him in the pecking order and is nowhere near retirement.

The Athletic reported that the Reds would accept £10m for Neco Williams with Southampton named as an interested party.

However, the club appear to have u-turned with The Athletic reporting that Neco Williams is now likely to stay.

What RTK has to say

This should calm fans’ nerves somewhat.

We didn’t want to be overstretched in defence again and we need natural cover for Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Joe Gomez can fill in but he doesn’t offer the same quality going forward.

Furthermore, whilst Conor Bradley has impressed at academy level it would’ve been a big ask for him to step into the first team so soon.

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