Done deal: Liverpool announce the departure of youngster defender
The departure of 21-year-old defender Rhys Williams from Liverpool has been made official
Liverpool’s defenders are in fierce competition for positions now that Ibrahima Konate joined the team last summer.
Both players were on loan from the team last season, and Liverpool has now formally stated that Williams will once more be departing on a short-term basis.
The 21-year-old will spend the coming campaign with Blackpool, a team not too far from Preston, the city of his birth.
The teenage defender will be trying to rack up enough playing time to offer him a chance to join Liverpool’s squad next season.
At Swansea, where he was most recently on loan, he only made five league appearances, which wasn’t very productive.
Williams needs to play frequently in a challenging league to advance, and Blackpool’s nearness to Liverpool should make Williams feel more at home.