At the start of the transfer window Liverpool fans were surprised to learn that Neco Williams wanted a move. The Reds’ youngster was a number linked with a summer exit but he, like Nat Phillips stayed put. Liverpool should consider a January loan for Neco Williams depending on how he and Conor Bradley perform between now and the window opening.
Neco Williams wanted out
At the start of the summer The Athletic reported that Neco Williams wanted to leave.
The outlet claimed that the Wales international wants first team football.
It’s plain to see why he’d be concerned about his chances with the best right back in the world ahead of him in the pecking order and just 22-years-old.
The Reds were said to be willing to do a deal at around £10m with Joe Gomez and Conor Bradley believed to be able deputies to the Scouser in our team.
Conor Bradley excelling
The past few months have been exciting for Conor Bradley.
He turned 18-years-old over the summer and this week he claimed his third cap for Northern Ireland, appearing as a substitute against Switzerland.
Signed from Dungannon United in 2019, the youngster has become the go to man for the U23s.
His impact at the academy is reflected in the reports that he was seen as viable cover for Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Loan Neco Williams?
We don’t want to see our Welsh right back’s growth stunted.
As a result Liverpool should consider a loan move for Neco Williams in January.
The Reds should take the time between now and then to evaluate the Welshman and Bradley.
The younger of the two should be given the chance to prove himself in the cups.
If he steps up to the plate then we know we’d be safe in giving Neco Williams a temporary move.
He can impress with his temporary club, enticing interest for a permanent deal in the summer.