Liverpool fans couldn’t help but notice something about a goal defender Rhys Williams scored for the U23s at the weekend.
Barry Lewtas’ side were in action at Kirkby against Chelsea on Saturday in PL2 and ran out 3-1 winners, with goals coming from Williams, Jake Cain and Liam Millar.
There was to be one consolation goal from the penalty spot for the Blues, but no comeback as the Reds youngsters took all three points.
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙧 🤩💥
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 26, 2020
Lewtas said of the performance (official website): “Our football was really good, especially in the first half. We got control of the game, scored the goals, created some other good chances as well and I thought we were a real threat and played the game in their half.”
The result saw the young Reds go above Everton in the table, and it’s Arsenal up next on Friday night.
One man who’ll be looking for another strong performance is Williams, who came in for particular praise on Monday after the club Tweeted out a replay of his goal.
And the way he took it, it was impossible not to think of a certain first-teamer.
Cain’s corner was gloriously met by the 6ft 5in Williams, who powered home his header into the top corner.
Wearing the number four shirt, some Liverpool fans couldn’t help but suggest the youngster looked like currently injured star Virgil van Dijk:
He’s baby Van Dijk and a number 4🥺❤
— Footy Hun🌬 (@Emelda_LFC) October 26, 2020
— Ryan🇧🇪🇲🇦 (@sadiomanestan) October 26, 2020
— rhian brewster fan account (@ohyabeautyy) October 26, 2020
Mini Virgil 🥰
— Sebastian (@SBastian_93) October 26, 2020
Just like VVD. Awesome
— Kingofjuly91 (@kingofjuly91) October 26, 2020
Big Number 4 with a powerful header.
Where have we seen that before?
— Choose Love over Hate🏴🇮🇪🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@AlanWolfson) October 26, 2020
— Toro (@Toro_LFC) October 26, 2020
— Samir Master (@samir4628) October 26, 2020
Rhys Williams is on his way to becoming the new Virgil van Dijk!
— Hisham Fahmi (@Hisham_Fahmi) October 26, 2020
For a second, I thought that was VVD😪
— Noble (@byebyebirdieeee) October 26, 2020