And even though he didn’t have the greatest of seasons last time out – something that the Englishman openly admitted to – it’s highly likely that he will still keep his starting spot heading into the 2021/22 season, meaning more frustration at Anfield for the Welshman sitting behind him.
And speaking on the Blood Red podcast, Squires discussed the situation and seemed to hint that Williams might use this summer to seek a move away from the club, and that Liverpool don’t seem to be too against the idea of him leaving, as long as they get enough in return for him.
He claimed: “We know Neco Williams is probably going to ask for a transfer and that Liverpool are expecting a really decent enough fee for him.”
TIF Thoughts on Theo Squires’ comments about Neco Williams
Should Liverpool loan out Neco Williams next season?
Given Williams’ situation, you can understand why he might want to make a move right now, as he’s getting to a time in his career where he needs to be playing regularly. He clearly has some future in the game based on his use for Wales, but that needs to be matched at club level as well, and on the surface, it might look like he won’t get that at Liverpool.
But at the same time, given Alexander-Arnold’s dip in form, as well as his injury record, you can understand why Liverpool might be a little bit hesitant to try and ship Williams off yet, knowing they might have to call on him at any minute.
The best solution is probably somewhere in the middle, where Liverpool agree to play him a little bit more often to make him feel valued, whilst at the same time potentially increasing his stock with a look to selling him next year if he can come in and perform well.