The lowdown: Summer so far
The Reds have acted swiftly so far in the summer transfer window, having already secured the captures of Darwin Nunez from Benfica and former Fulham sensation Fabio Carvalho.
Also believed to be nearing the confirmed arrival of teenage Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay, Jurgen Klopp has already addressed key areas in terms of strengthening the squad.
However, as Sadio Mane prepares to leave Anfield, there could well be more outgoings to follow, and Williams appears to be among those destined for a departure.
The latest: Move allowed
As per The Mirror, Liverpool ‘have told’ the Wales international that he can leave on loan until the World Cup in order to get regular action at the tournament.
It’s claimed that the 21-year-old is a ‘target’ for newly-promoted duo Nottingham Forest and Fulham where the talented Welsh right-back spent the second half of the last campaign.
The report also states that the ‘Reds are happy’ for Williams – who was lauded by journalist David Lynch for an ‘outstanding’ display against Everton in January 2020 – to obtain more senior exposure this season.
The verdict: All bases covered
Only allowing Williams to leave on loan once again may seem like a bizarre stance from the club, particularly should the deal for Ramsay as understudy to Trent Alexander-Arnold come to fruition over the coming days as expected.
However, with an unprecedented mid-season World Cup on the horizon, it’s important that Klopp has all bases covered throughout the campaign, and Williams’ versatility could be an important addition to the squad after the tournament has taken place.
Capable of playing on either flank, the £7.2m-valued youngster – who came through the ranks under the German – can also operate in more advanced positions and would therefore be a welcome boost to the squad depth at Anfield should injuries occur either in Qatar or before Christmas.
Should that not be the case and Williams enjoys another fruitful spell away from Merseyside after scoring twice and providing two assists in 14 Championship outings last term, then a permanent January departure could well be the best move for all parties.
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