Liverpool right-back Neco Williams is set to be rewarded after a break-through season at Anfield with a new five-year deal.
The 19-year old will be the third youngster in recent weeks to commit his immediate future to the club, after both Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliot both signed new contracts with the Merseyside team.
Liverpool made his debut in the 10-goal Carabao Cup with Arsenal last October, and then began to feature in Premier League squad post the lockdown. In the end, he was able to finish the season having appeared for the Premier League side six times, enough to earn him a winner’s medal.
Born in Wrexham, Williams has been with the club since he was the age of six and helped them win the FA Youth Cup last season.
Williams is now regarded as the first choice back up to Trent Alexander-Arnold and can expect increased game time in the season to come.
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