‘There is no better place to learn and to become a better player’: Liverpool teenager Neco Williams signs new long-term deal after making breakthrough in title-winning season
- Defender Neco Williams has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool
- The teenager made 11 first-team appearances in breakthrough season at Anfield
- Williams has hailed the influence of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson
Liverpool have confirmed Neco Williams has signed a new long-term contract with the club.
The 19-year-old, who first joined the Reds academy as an under-9s player, enjoyed his breakthrough season in 2019-20, claiming a Premier League winners’ medal.
The full-back made his debut in the Carabao Cup victory over Arsenal in October and has registered 11 first-team appearances, also picking up a FIFA Clun World Cup winners’ medal.
19-year-old defender Neco Williams has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool
He told Liverpoolfc.com: ‘It feels amazing. At the minute for me, I think there is no better place to learn and to become a better player than being here and working with the lads. I think we’ve got some of the best players in the world and we’re one of the best teams in the world.
‘For me personally, especially learning off Trent and Robbo every day, getting their advice, seeing what they say, it’s only going to make me a better player and I feel it.
‘I take it day by day and I am maturing in my game, I am developing as a player and, like I said, I don’t think there is a better place for me to work and keep going at it than here.
The Wlshman (right) celebrates Liverpool’s Premier League title triumph with the trophy
‘Last season was my breakout season, but I think the more games I play now, the more I train, I feel I am becoming a better player.
‘I feel I am developing a lot and, like I said before, learning off Trent and Robbo and getting their advice has helped me massively. In training I am learning from what they are doing, they are giving me advice on what to do attacking-wise and defensively.
‘I am learning massively – there is no better place to be at the moment.’
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