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Neco Williams backs Liverpool progress but bigger problem remains

Neco Williams believes he can become a top player at Liverpool but a big problem remains. The Welshman is coming off some great appearances for his country.

Neco Williams isn’t playing all that often this season but he’s still managing to impress. He put in a good performance against Preston North End, for instance, and has had some decent moments from the bench.

It’s enough to keep him in the frame at Wales, who started Williams in their internationals this week. And he certainly delivered.

The 20-year-old scored in one game and earned massive praise in the other against Belgium. Liverpool, it seems, have a special player here.

But those doubts over his development remain as Williams isn’t playing. He believes that simply training with Liverpool is enough to develop him properly, however.

“[Training at Liverpool] is hard but it’s going to make me a better player and I feel like it definitely has helped me,” he told

“Normally a day before a game we’ll do like an 11v11 with the starting team and the team who’s on the bench or the rest of the players. 

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“Obviously [Mohamed] Salah and [Sadio] Mane are starting most games and to play against them near enough every day, it does feel great because it’s going to help me as a player.”

Neco Williams has a problem

Williams is right. Competitive minutes are likely a little overrated when it comes to development and he’ll certainly become a good player simply training with Liverpool.

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We don’t have too much doubt that he can fulfil his potential and become a fine player. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to fix his biggest problem – Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The Scouser is only a couple of years older than Williams and the best right-back in the world. Unless one of them changes his position, Williams isn’t getting in the side no matter how he develops.

So it’s easy to understand why he sees Liverpool as right for his development. But Williams needs more than just becoming a good player to play football for the Reds.

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