Neco Williams’ Father has told The Leader – as per South Wales Argus – that the Liverpool teenager chose to move to Anfield over Manchester United, when he joined the Reds as an eight-year-old in 2009.
Williams, 19, was afforded his first Liverpool start in the Premier League on Wednesday night as the Reds earned a 3-1 win over Brighton thanks to goals from Jordan Henderson and a brace from Mo Salah.
Welsh right-back Williams started on the left side of the defence as cover for Andy Robertson but he was hooked at half-time by Jurgen Klopp – after picking up a yellow card in the 41st minute. It was his ninth Liverpool outing in total.
The defender’s Father has claimed that Williams was a Manchester United supporter growing up – like his Father – and was training with both clubs. But eventually, the right-back chose to join Liverpool.
“I’m a United fan and Neco followed his dad – as you do – and supported them when he was younger,” Williams’ Father said. “He was training at both clubs and he had the choice and chose Liverpool.”
TBR’s view – Do Liverpool need a new right-back signing?
Or can they place their faith in Williams as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s back-up? Williams has certainly showed promise for the club’s under-23 side and having made nine senior appearances, he is clearly rated highly by Klopp.
Pace, defensive-minded but more than able at crossing the ball on a tee, Williams is the perfect kind of right-back. Whether the Reds need cover for Alexander-Arnold, though, remains up in the air. Perhaps the next few games will answer that question.