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Neco Williams deserves to be playing regularly, says Wales boss

Neco Williams is in fine form for club and country and Wales boss Rob Page says he deserves to play more regularly for Liverpool.

The fullback has drawn a lot of attention the past month with good cameos for Liverpool and Man of the Match displays for Wales, helping his country to the World Cup playoffs.

The issue Williams has is that he’s behind Trent Alexander-Arnold, the best fullback in the world, in the pecking order at Liverpool and is unlikely to ever displace him at Anfield.

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That’s not to say he’s not a fabulous player to watch but it’s got more to do with how good Trent is and I’ve mentioned a few times this week that the Reds need to find a way to play Williams more often.

The fullback is valued at £7.2m but that will skyrocket if he can get into the Liverpool starting XI while shining for Wales on the international stage.

“The players want to be playing football, how can they not?” Wales boss Rob page told WalesOnline. “When you are involved in games like that [against Belgium], you can’t buy that feeling.

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“When you have come off and you have played really well and you listen to the supporters, you can’t buy that.

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“Neco was outstanding. It’s just a shame he’s not playing in the Premier League. He’s at a top, top club with top, top players and he can’t get in the team. But when he plays like that, we’ve got to get him playing. I thought he was outstanding.”

Even if it means introducing the 20-year-old from the bench but on the wing for Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah when they get tired, it’s worth experimenting with.

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