Jamie Redknapp praises 'really good' Liverpool player after 2-0 win over Preston
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Jamie Redknapp praises 'really good' Liverpool player after 2-0 win over Preston

Jamie Redknapp has heaped praise on Liverpool talent Neco Williams after the Reds knocked Preston out of the Carabao Cup.

The ex-midfielder was covering the game for Sky Sports and raved about the youngster shortly after he was interviewed.

Williams came into the team with Jurgen Klopp choosing to ring the changes.

The 20-year-old has played for just eight minutes prior to last night. He managed the full 90 minutes, offering a timely reminder of his quality.

He registered an assist on the night and could have scored himself at the end of the contest.

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Being part of one of the most talented squads in world football isn’t always helpful for a young player.

After this showing, however, Klopp might call upon the youngster in the Premier League more often from the bench.

Redknapp knows all about being at Anfield as a youngster and he was very impressed with Williams.

He told Sky Sports: “What a lovely interview. I love to hear it when players say they’ll play anywhere. He’s just one of those boys, he’s got an infectious enthusiasm about him.

“He did ever so well. He mentioned the tactical switch from Klopp where he went further forward. That seemed to help him and he got more into the game.

“He had a really good game and he probably deserved Man of the Match. The problem for him is that he’s behind one of the world’s best right-backs in Trent Alexander-Arnold.

“What’s helped him is that he’s come in and showcased that he can play in different positions. Liverpool going through will help some of these players get matches that are so valuable for them.

Future star: Liverpool talent Williams might benefit from loan

Much like Harvey Elliott did last season, Williams could be the next potential star to benefit from a short period of time away from Anfield.

As Redknapp quite rightly says, the right-back is behind one of the world’s best right-backs in Alexander-Arnold and first-team football looks unlikely on a regular basis.

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Even if he was to be deployed as a right-winger he’d find himself up against someone like Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane and that won’t help his case either.

Williams showcased last night why he already has 28 appearances to his name but a chance to go and play regularly is one that he should absolutely take.

Premier League clubs would probably be in line for Williams if he was available and he’d return to Liverpool a more complete player.

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