FANDOM


Neco Williams
NWilliams2020
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

12

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 careerEdit

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.

HonoursEdit

LiverpoolEdit

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

StatsEdit

Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
2019-20 6 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2020-21 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Total 6 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 13 0


Liverpool F.C. – current squad
1. Alisson • 3. Fabinho • 4. van Dijk • 5. Wijnaldum • 6. Thiago • 7. Milner • 8. Keita • 9. Firmino • 10. Mane • 11. Salah
12. Gomez • 13. Adrian • 14. Henderson (c) • 15. Oxlade-Chamberlain • 16. Grujic • 17. Jones • 18. Minamino • 20. Jota
21. Tsimikas • 22. Karius • 23. Shaqiri • 24. Brewster • 26. Robertson • 27. Origi • 32. Matip • 47. Phillips • 54. Ojo
55. Kane • 58. Woodburn • 59. Wilson • 62. Kelleher • 66. Alexander-Arnold • 67. Elliott • 70. Larouci
72. van den Berg • 76. Williams • FW Awoniyi

Manager: Klopp

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.