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"No 19-year-old should be getting stick like that" - Neco Williams

Saturday23 January 2021 | 12:23
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Liverpool defender, Neco Williams sees himself on a steep learning curve, he says “no 19-year-old should be getting stick like that” after realizing he is targeted by trolls this season.

Big things are demanded of the defender and he is following Trent Alexander-Arnold's way of play and the Welsh understudy has been given a chance to fascinate, but the youngster has made some mistakes.

He's attracted unwelcome attention, such as the Carabao Cup match with Lincoln in September which led to a 7-2 victory for

Liverpool

but led to

Williams

deleting his Twitter account:

“I don’t think any 19-year-old should be getting stick like that.

"I had some of the experienced lads around me like Virgil [van Dijk] and Hendo [Jordan Henderson]. They told me even the best players in the world get bad comments. They aren’t going to affect me. If they did, it’s only made me stronger and a better player.”

Williams

believes that his standards may change at times, while it is tough for him to give his best when playing behind “one of the best right-backs in the world”.

The skilled youngster continued:

“I look up to how Trent is now, coming through the academy.

“It shows nothing is impossible with hard work, determination and commitment. I know it’s going to be hard to get in the team and play week-in week-out but I just have to take every chance I get and prove I’m capable of being Trent’s main back-up and that I’m always ready to step up.

“It can be difficult if you’re not playing for a few weeks to jump straight in. The standard and the intensity of the Premier League and Champions League is difficult but the main thing is to be mentally prepared. I felt like I started to find my feet.

"My aim now is just to keep proving to the manager that I’m good enough and keep getting better. There’s nowhere better to do that than at Liverpool with the best players and the best manager in the world.”

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