Jurgen Klopp is empathetic to Neco Williams’ frustration over a lack of minutes at Liverpool and is willing to allow him an exit from the club this summer.
That’s according to 90min, who claim that the Liverpool manager will sanction a deal to move the player on.
Klopp’s willingness to sell Williams is reportedly a factor in Liverpool pursuing a move for Calvin Ramsay.
90min report that Liverpool are ‘confident’ of signing the Aberdeen full-back. Should they do so, it could reportedly lead to Williams leaving the club he has played for since he was eight-years-old.
One in, one out for Liverpool
Ramsay’s proposed arrival at Liverpool has been well covered in recent days. It does look as though Liverpool have won the crowded race for his signature.
That’s of course brilliant news – Ramsay has emerged as one of the most coveted young players in Britain.
The fee for the 18-year-old will reportedly be as low as £4m too. Given Williams performances on-loan at Fulham, Liverpool could reasonably fetch almost triple that for their Welsh international. They were looking for a fee of £10m in January (David Lynch), and his stock has risen since then.
The 21-year-old helped the Cottagers to promotion and was called ‘fantastic’ by manager Marco Silva via The Athletic.
It’s always a shame to lose an academy graduate, especially one as talented as Williams. Although he has his limitations, he is one of his country’s best emerging talents and looks set for a very good career.
Due to Trent Alexander-Arnold’s brilliance, he was always going to be second-choice for The Reds though. That may be good enough for some players, but not Williams.
Perhaps another loan move to boost his value further may work for Liverpool and for the player. But if Ramsay does come in, that would surely be just delaying his eventual permanent exit.