Liverpool are willing to sell defender Neco Williams in the January transfer window – but only if an offer of around £10million comes in.
That’s according to The Sunday Mirror (28/11, p73), who claim that Williams isn’t getting the football he wants at Liverpool.
Williams has played just seven minutes in the Premier League this season.
The 20-year-old started against Porto in midweek, but that may have just been a reminder to Williams that he can play at a high level as a starter.
With Trent Alexander-Arnold ahead of him at Liverpool, Williams allegedly accepts that a starting role at Anfield isn’t going to happen.
Liverpool don’t want to lose Williams on loan though, and won’t sanction a temporary exit.
Liverpool would want an eight-figure fee for Williams, though it’s unclear just who would want him at the moment.
Southampton were keen over the summer, but they then signed Valentino Livramento from Chelsea instead.
Burnley liked Williams too, but also went elsewhere as Connor Roberts came in from Swansea City.
We also have to say that it would be a surprise to see Liverpool let Williams go in January.
Liverpool were stung by defensive injuries last season, and selling Williams could leave Jurgen Klopp a little short.
Sure, James Milner can fill in at right back in an emergency, but he isn’t getting any younger and Conor Bradley is inexperienced.
Keeping Williams at least until the summer would be wise for Liverpool, but much will depend on how desperate Williams is to leave.