Some fans believe Neco Williams could be something very special. This comes as the Liverpool full-back shines for Wales against Belgium.
Wales hosted Belgium on Tuesday evening in a World Cup qualifier. It was the latest opportunity for Neco Williams to shine on the big stage, having scored for his country last time out.
Williams is in a strange position right now. He rarely features for Liverpool and, reportedly, wanted a move away from Anfield over the summer.
Yet he’s still playing international football with regularity and started for Wales against Belgium on Tuesday. That put Williams up against the likes of Kevin De Bruyne.
Now, not many Liverpool fans would want to see Williams starting a game for them against strong opposition. He’s way behind Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back, for one thing, and doesn’t get much consideration anywhere else.
But Williams plays at left-wingback for his country – and shine.
In fact, fans came away from the 1-1 draw with Belgium believing Liverpool had something very special in their youngster.
Football fans on Neco Williams
That’s right – a Gareth Bale comparison. And the thing is, there were plenty of those on Tuesday as Williams stole the show.
This isn’t even the first time he’s done that as fans were full of praise for Williams a month ago, too. The youngster shines nearly every time he puts on his country’s shirt these days.
Honestly, it does seem that Williams is developing at a nice rate right now. He played well against Preston, for instance, after moving to a right-wing role.
And perhaps that’s where his future lies? After all, he’s shining with the ball these days, driving forward and making things happen. It does sound a little bit ‘Gareth Bale vibes’, so we won’t get ahead of ourselves, but maybe Williams will move forward.
Whatever his future role is, what’s clear is that the Welshman is playing very well. Fans appear to believe Liverpool have something special here and who are we to argue?