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Liverpool and Rhys Williams to hold talks over a potential January return

Swansea City sporting director Mark Allen confirmed that Liverpool and Swansea City will hold talks over a potential recall for Rhys Williams.

Wales Online covers the Preston-born defender’s lack of game time in Wales this season with just six appearances for the Swans.

He showed last season, alongside Nathaniel Phillips, that he’s good enough to play in the Premier League. But he has found game time hard to come by in the Championship this season.

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Allen, Swansea’s sporting director, discussed the potential for Williams to return to Merseyside and confirmed that, like most loan deals, his agreement includes a recall clause.

“With every loan, there will always be a recall clause in January, very seldom will you have a loan that doesn’t include that, for both parties,” he said.

“Is it working out for the individual? Is it working out for the team? Is it working out for the club that’s loaning him? Do they think there’s a better loan available for them? All of those will be factors now, and we’ll be speaking to Liverpool in the coming weeks with regards to Rhys.”

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Whether or not Williams will go out on loan again is unclear at this stage. It is, however, obvious that he will not be in line for much more game time at Anfield. He was able to play 15 games for the Reds last season due to the club’s incredible injury crisis.

With Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip strutting their stuff at centre-back right now, even Joe Gomez and Ibrahima Konate are struggling to break into the side. It is fantastic for Liverpool and for Jurgen Klopp, as it means they shouldn’t have to worry about defensive issues creeping in too much this season.

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