The Welsh teenager is among six current Premier League players to be nominated but is the only one from the English champions, with the likes of Curtis Jones being overlooked despite the midfielder also making an impact for the first team in recent months. As per liverpoolfc.com, the initial 40-player list will be halved next month.
Williams, who made his senior Wales debut and scored his first international goal this month, broke into Liverpool’s first team last season and has made 12 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side. However, despite some impressive displays, he struggled in the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal last month and was substituted at half-time on the night of his first Premier League start against Brighton.
Does Neco Williams deserve his place on the Golden Boy nominees list?
These Reds fans on Twitter feel that the 19-year-old’s Golden Boy nomination came too soon, with the teenager still an inexperienced backup to Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back. One Kopite even said that the Welsh youngster has looked “awful” whenever he has played.
Check out some of the Twitter reaction from Liverpool fans below:
Let's be honest,he has alot of growing and improving to do
— BMJ (@BixMwaleJunior) September 16, 2020
congrats to neco but i think c jones deserves this better than
— Masvoe (@masvoe) September 16, 2020
As much as I like Neco he hasn’t been on the same level of the likes of Halaand and Davies so I believe he doesn’t really deserve it 🤷
— JOSH🌍 (@1globaljosh) September 16, 2020
Haha. How? He’s played about 4 games and looked awful every time 😂
— m i k e (@mikebetsonstuff) September 16, 2020
I’m sorry but he doesn’t deserve it… like at all. He needs to just get his head down learn from management and his team mates and express himself on the pitch. Right now he’s not done enough. Let’s see how much he can improve.
— Randominic (@IMDOMBURTON) September 16, 2020
Funny cos neco is the least talented academy player that plays in first team
— Muhammad Ali (@muhammadaliyhyh) September 15, 2020
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