Liverpool youngster credits two first-team stars after penning new deal

Date published: Monday 17th August 2020 8:07 - Jonny Whitfield

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Liverpool youngster Neco Williams says first-team stars and fellow full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson played a “massive” part in him signing a new deal.

Welshman Williams has put pen to paper on a new five-year contract at Anfield after his breakthrough season.

The 19-year-old finished with a Premier League Winners’ medal after earning significant playing time following the Premier League’s restart.

“It feels amazing. At the minute for me, I think there is no better place to learn and to become a better player than being here and working with the lads,” Williams told Liverpool’s official website.

“I think we’ve got some of the best players in the world and we’re one of the best teams in the world.

“For me personally, especially learning off Trent and Robbo every day, getting their advice, seeing what they say, it’s only going to make me a better player and I feel it.

“I take it day by day and I am maturing in my game, I am developing as a player and, like I said, I don’t think there is a better place for me to work and keep going at it than here.”


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Williams added that Alexander-Arnold and Robertson are helping him develop both attacking and defensive skills.

“Last season was my breakout season, but I think the more games I play now, the more I train, I feel I am becoming a better player,” he said.

“I feel I am developing a lot and, like I said before, learning off Trent and Robbo and getting their advice has helped me massively.

“In training I am learning from what they are doing, they are giving me advice on what to do attacking-wise and defensively.

“I am learning massively – there is no better place to be at the moment.”

Williams is the latest Liverpool youth talent to sign a new deal. Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott have both done so in recent months, with Elliott signing his first professional contract.

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