Neco Williams signs new long-term contract with Liverpool FC
Neco Williams has today signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool Football Club.
The 19-year-old put pen to paper on the new deal at the Reds’ pre-season training base in Austria on Monday to commit his future to the champions.
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.”
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Williams enjoyed a watershed campaign in 2019-20, earning himself a medal as Liverpool clinched the Premier League title.
The defender made his first-team debut for the Reds when he started the Carabao Cup tie with Arsenal at Anfield on October 30 before going on to make a further 10 appearances, six of which came in the top flight.
Williams, who joined Liverpool’s Academy at U9 level, also claimed a medal as part of the squad that clinched the FIFA Club World Cup in December.
He added: “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.”