3 tackles, 2 key passes: Liverpool youngster was a force of nature vs Milan


3 tackles, 2 key passes: Liverpool youngster was a force of nature vs Milan

Liverpool came away with a very impressive 2-1 win vs AC Milan on Tuesday evening. Neco Williams caught the eye once again as he continues to impress.

Liverpool took a second-string side to San Siro last night. Of course, the Reds didn’t actually need a result here as they’d already won their Champions League group.

Milan, though, very much did need three points and that’s what makes Liverpool’s 2-1 win so impressive. They went up a highly motivated side – that currently tops Serie A, no less – and beat them with a rotated XI.

Now, several players deserve credit for that and we mentioned three here. Tyler Morton, too, deserves credit for what was the biggest game of his career.

One other player who really shone last night was Neco Williams. The 20-year-old looked hugely impressive for Liverpool against Milan.

Williams shines for Liverpool vs Milan

Two weeks ago, the Welshman helped down FC Porto at Anfield with a great all-around display. We think this was even better, though.

Statistically, Williams was wonderful. He won three tackles in the game – only Junior Messias won more in the game – and created two chances. Only Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane created more for either side, in fact.

But really, the stats don’t entirely do Williams justice. He played two different positions for Liverpool against Milan, shining at right-back and right-wing. His willingness to consistently fight for the ball was particularly impressive – Willims pushed through tackles, charging at opponents with and without the ball.

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It was a wonderfully aggressive display that showed Williams at his best. He’s a player who does have technical skill but it’s his natural fight that sets him apart. He looked like a force of nature that Milan really struggled to contend with at times.

Williams is now playing well virtually every time he gets on the pitch – for club and country. It really feels as though Liverpool are developing another special player here. One capable of doing pretty much everything on the pitch.

We’ve seen him impress at right-back and ring-wing against Milan and as a left-wingback for Wales. We’ve doubted Williams ability to get into the side ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold before but perhaps he doesn’t have to. The youngster appears to have a future all over the pitch.

All stats per Whoscored.

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