Liverpool took on Aston Villa in a behind closed doors friendly this weekend. The Reds played out the match in order to build up fitness for key players who didn’t get a full pre-season. Twitter has reacted to a clip of Neco Williams scoring against Aston Villa.
Liverpool 4-1 Aston Villa
On Saturday we saw the Reds batter Norwich without ever getting out of second gear.
Jürgen Klopp’s side were in full control as they swept the Canaries aside in a 3-0 win.
The Reds managed to beat the newly promoted side with a number of key players absent from the lineup with some not even making the squad.
This is because of injuries and late returns to pre-season. In an effort to build up fitness for these players featured in a behind closed doors friendly against Aston Villa on Sunday.
Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara were two to star in the fixture with the pair completing 80 minutes each.
The game ended 4-1 with goals from Neco Williams, Divock Origi, Curtis Jones and Kaide Gordon scoring.
Neco Williams goal v Aston Villa
Liverpool fielded Neco Williams at right back.
The Reds youngster’s future is very much up in the air.
At the start of the window we heard that he was pushing for a £10m exit in order to secure first team football.
However, since then we’ve seen reports that he’ll be staying put.
Consequently, Neco Williams netting against Aston Villa is an encouraging sign – if he wants to push Trent Alexander-Arnold then he needs to be effective on the front foot.
Kopites have been congratulating the Welshman on his impressive strike into the top corner against the Villains.