Neco Williams delivered two Man of the Match performances at left wing-back for Wales with his attacking instincts shining through.
Just two days ago, I wrote an article about why Liverpool should consider moving Williams into a more attacking role and this argument has now been echoed by Henry Winter.
The Times’ Chief Football Writer took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to sing the Liverpool fullback’s praises after he helped Wales qualify for the 2022 World Cup playoffs.
He said: “Right or left, full-back, wing-back or winger, Neco Williams looks a real prospect.
“Fearless, great energy, driving runs, scoring too. Outstanding for Wales against Belarus, then Belgium. Only 20. And congratulations to Wales on reaching #WorldCup2022 playoffs – as seeds.”
Williams was absolutely brilliant for Wales against Belgium. Cutting in from the left, the 20-year-old almost scored a screamer but Casteels denied him a winner.
As a disclaimer, I will say that Williams should not be used as a solution to the Reds’ lack of depth in attack but having said that, if Liverpool aren’t set to enter the January transfer window to make signings, Jurgen Klopp must at least give the Welshman a chance in an attacking role.
We all know that he’s never going to dethrone Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back and so unless he’s going to remain as cover for the Scouser, he needs to have a different role in the side carved out for him.