Liverpool centre-back Rhys Williams is rumoured to be joining Championship side Swansea City on loan on deadline day.
- the deal has since been confirmed by the Swans.
The Lowdown: First-team chances slim
The 20-year-old did himself proud for the Reds last season, being thrown into the team by Jurgen Klopp, in order to ease their injury crisis at the back.
Although Williams made nine Premier League appearances in total, helping Liverpool finish third in the table, his first-team hopes look bleak currently.
There are at least four centre-back options ahead of him in the pecking order, so a loan move elsewhere may make sense.
The Latest: Williams could join Swansea
Swansea City interested in loan move Liverpool centre back Rhys Williams.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) August 31, 2021
It will allow the Englishman more regular starts, as he looks to kick on in his career.
The Verdict: Right move for youngster
This makes perfect sense for Williams, who is in danger of going backwards if he stays at Liverpool and doesn’t play at all.
Instead of potentially heading back into the Reds’ Under-23s side, the youngster should gain invaluable experience in what is a hugely competitive and physical league.
If Williams shines at Swansea, there is still no reason why he can’t see a future for himself at Anfield, or at the very least secure an exciting permanent move elsewhere.
In other news, Liverpool are reportedly keen on a deadline day signing. Read more here.
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