Jurgen Klopp stunned by 20-year-old incredible performance in the League Cup win over Leicester City.
Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has told the club official website that Neco Williams ’shooting in the warm-up impressed him last night.
The 20-year-old was chosen to start on the right flank against Leicester City, to the surprised of many.
The Welsh international generally plays as a winger, but was assigned a more advanced role yesterday, before returning to his more familiar position at half-time.
Interestingly, Klopp suggested after the game that Williams was given an attacking role as he was a good finisher.
He said the youngster is brilliant at cutting inside and shooting to his left, and that was evident on the pitch during warm-up.
“I expected when you saw him warming up, when he cuts inside his left foot is incredible, he can really finish with it, so I was expecting one or two of these situations,” he said.
“There were good moments, but of course the second half was better. Wales play from time to time [with] wing-backs, he plays left side and all these kind of things – and he can play all these things.
“but tonight we had to make a few decisions and in this system the right wing is maybe not his top, top position, but he can play it
“At full-back he played really well, he was involved in pretty much everything, he was much calmer in the right situations, involved in a lot of combinations and so I liked his game.”
Liverpool’s full-backs have so much freedom to advance that he should have plenty of scoring opportunities if he can force his way into the squad.
Being only 20 years old, Williams still has a long time on his side, but the problem for him is that he is competing with Trent Alexander-Arnold for a place.
He did take the chance given him last night after putting on an impressive display against Leicester City.
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