Date: 21st June 2021 at 1:00pm
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Liverpool journalist Matt Addison has been sharing his thoughts on Reds defender Rhys Williams and his future at the Merseyside club.

This comes after Addison made an appearance on a recent episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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On the subject of Williams and his future at Anfield, Addison had this to say on the matter.

He said: “I think the interesting one, in terms of who’s likely to go out, is probably Rhys Williams.

“I think out of all of them, he’s by far and away the most likely to go out and get a loan and then it’s kind of a decision of where you take him.

“Obviously, we know it’s famous now that he’s been out and been there for for a season, stepped up to the Champions League. I think it’s realistic that somewhere in the Championship would probably be the right sort of level for him to go out and get regular game time next season.”

Williams, who is a product of Liverpool’s youth academy, made his senior debut for the club back in September and has since gone on to make 19 appearances for the Reds (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Matt Addison’s comments on Williams and his future…

Taking into account how Liverpool have Joe and Joel Matip set to return from long-term injuries in the coming months, as well as having Virgil van Dijk working his way back to full fitness, it’s understandable why Addison thinks a loan move away from Liverpool this summer would be beneficial for Williams if he would be guaranteed regular playing time elsewhere and if he wouldn’t be getting any at Anfield next season.

What should Liverpool do with Rhys Williams this summer?

Keep him in the squad for next season

Keep him in the squad for next season

Loan him out

Loan him out

Sell him

Sell him

As well as these returning players, with Liverpool having secured the signing of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig, this would presumably push Williams even further down the pecking order at the club and make it unlikely for him to feature when everyone is fit, which would only make a potential loan move away seem like the best option for him, in our view.

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