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Neco Williams
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Personal information
Date of Birth

13 April 2001

Place of Birth

Wrexham, Wales

Height

1.83 (6’0”)

Position

Defender

Liverpool statistics
Squad no.

76

Years

2019-

Appearances

29

Goals

0

Neco Shay Williams (born 13 April 2001) is a Welsh footballer who plays as a defender for Liverpool, having come through the academy.

Liverpool career

Williams joined the Liverpool Academy at just six years old. He rose through the rank as a right winger, but was eventually moved deeper to right-back.

He made his debut for the U18s side at just 15, and quickly became a starter for the side. His development was halted however, by a back injury that ruled him out for the majority of the 2017-18 season.

Williams returned in the next season, and became a big part of the side that won the 2019 FA Youth Cup, scoring a penalty in the decisive shootout over Manchester City.

On 30 October 2019, Williams made his senior debut, starting in a League Cup tie with Arsenal. With Liverpool 5-4 down with minutes left, the youngster put an inch-perfect ball into the box that was finished by Divock Origi. The Reds then went on to win a penalty shootout to send them into the quarter-finals.

His impressive performance led to him to be included in the squad for the FIFA Club World Cup, where he picked up his first senior medal.

On 5 January 2020, Williams started in a 1-0 win in the Merseyside Derby, in the FA Cup 3rd Round. In the next round, the youngster put a cross into the box, leading to an own-goal, in a 2-2 draw with Shrewsbury. In the replay, he was part of the club’s youngest ever starting XI, and played an exceptional ball into the box, leading to another own-goal in a 1-0 win at Anfield.

On 24 June 2020, he made his Premier League debut, coming on for a lively substitute appearance in a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace. He followed this up with two more sub appearances in as many games, before making his first start on 8 July, playing the first half of a 3-1 win at Brighton as a left-back. Three days later, Williams started in a 1-1 draw against Burnley. This was his fifth Premier League appearance of the season, qualifying him for a winner’s medal.

Honours

Liverpool

  • Premier League: 1 (2019-20)
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 1 (2019)

Stats

Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2019-20 6 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2020-21 7 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 14 0
2021-22 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Total 14 0 5 0 4 0 5 0 1 0 29 0


Liverpool F.C. – current squad
1. Alisson • 3. Fabinho • 4. van Dijk • 5. Konate • 6. Thiago • 7. Milner • 8. Keita • 9. Firmino • 10. Mane • 11. Salah • 12. Gomez • 13. Adrian
14. Henderson (c) • 15. Oxlade-Chamberlain • 17. Jones • 18. Minamino • 20. Jota • 21. Tsimikas • 22. Karius • 26. Robertson • 27. Origi
28. Davies • 32. Matip • 46. R. Williams • 47. Phillips • 54. Ojo • 58. Woodburn • 62. Kelleher • 65. Clarkson • 66. Alexander-Arnold • 67. Elliott
72. van den Berg • 76. N. Williams • 80. Morton

Manager: Klopp

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