Neco Williams doesn’t know whether he will be part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad at Liverpool next season.
The right-back is currently on-loan at Fulham, where he has just earned promotion to the Premier League. And speaking to Wales Online, the 21-year-old says he may head out again next season.
“I don’t know yet where I will be playing next season,” said Williams. “I’m focussing on getting this year done, get the Wales games over in June and we’ll see what happens then. If that’s either staying at Liverpool, or if it’s going out on loan again, I’m not entirely sure at this stage.”
The Welshman is looking to establish himself as a key man in Rob Page’s set up for the national team. He recognises that with the sensational Trent Alexander-Arnold ahead of him in the Liverpool pecking order, game-time for Klopp may be hard to come by.
“I’ve been at Liverpool since I was six and you always want to play for the team you grew up with. But I know it’s not going to be easy,” he said.
“Trent is only 23 himself, for me he’s the best right-back in the world. I watch him in games and training and try to learn as much as possible from him.”
Crunch time for Neco this summer
It’s one thing learning from a superstar like Trent, but if you can’t put it into practice with meaningful minutes on the pitch, it becomes a little redundant.
Williams has shown throughout his successful time with Fulham that he certainly has learnt plenty from the Liverpool right-back.
By the same token, Fulham are said to be keen for him to take on a second term at Craven Cottage as well.
It’s interesting that Williams himself doesn’t mention an out-and-out sale this summer, only a loan. In the past Liverpool have reportedly been willing to accept around £10m for the academy graduate.
That price may be revaluated after a good spell in a very good team. It feels as though with so much uncertainty around his future at Liverpool, a decent sized bid would be enough to bring The Reds to the negotiation table.