Trent Alexander-Arnold has hailed Neco Williams as an ‘amazing talent’ and tipped him to be in Liverpool’s first-team for years, on the club’s official website.
Williams has been used as Alexander-Arnold’s back-up at Liverpool for the past year now, and was given a handful of games last term.
There are very high hopes for Williams future at Anfield, even though his battle to earn a first-team spot will not be easy.
And Alexander-Arnold feels that Williams can now be used as role model to any Liverpool player looking to make it into the senior squad.
“Neco is an amazing talent, he is someone who we all look to as being someone who can play for the club for a long amount of time and will have a bright future no matter what,” Alexander-Arnold said.
“I think he is on the right path, for sure. Mentally, he’s ahead of people his age, he’s getting the right experience in training; playing against the best players in the world can only improve you.
“So, all the young players at the club will be looking up to people like Neco and trying to push to be in that position to be up at Melwood and training with the first team all the time.
“He showed at the back end of last season he’s good enough to be given the chance and hopefully he’ll be able to kick on.”
Williams’ main problem at Liverpool is that Alexander-Arnold is ahead of him.
The England international is still only young and has so much ability that jumping ahead of him in the pecking order at Liverpool is practically impossible.
Williams’ main hope may be that Alexander-Arnold is moved into a central midfield position in the future, which has been suggested as a possibility, due to his passing range.
Liverpool are next in Premier League action at the weekend, when they take on Chelsea on Sunday.
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