Trent Alexander-Arnold says Liverpool teammate Rhys Williams is "incredible" – originally published on Sportslens.com
Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold spoke highly of Rhys Williams at the club official website .
The English right-back was impressed by the performance Williams showed in Liverpool's victory against FC Midtjylland in Anfield in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
Jürgen Klopp's side improved from Midtjylland 2-0 at home in their second Group D game.
After a goalless first half, Diogo Jota gave Liverpool the lead in the 55th minute and Mohamed Salah doubled their advantage the third minute of stoppage time.
] Williams started the game on the bench, but the 19-year-old center-back came on after just 30 minutes.
Fabinho was used as the center-back in place of the injured Virgil van Dijk, but the Brazilian had deployed internationally, Williams came for Fabinho and Liverpool's right-back Alexander-Arnold was impressed with his performance.
Alexander-Arnold told Liverpool's official website about Williams: “I think he's a great player, he's been showing that over the past few weeks.
“He wasn't with us much last season, but he came this season and showed how good he is. The manager obviously trusts him very much and plays for a few minutes.
“Being at the end of the biggest stage is hard to do, difficult to perform, but he's never really made a mistake. I think he will definitely be on the manager's mind, hopefully over the weekend and beyond. “
Rhys Williams played well against Midtjylland
Williams is only 19 years old and very inexperienced, but he didn't show that against Midtjylland.
The central defender was calm and relaxed on the ball, was strong and self-confident when faced with an attacking move and showed a lot of maturity overall.
According to WhoScored the teenager had an 86% pass accuracy, won two headers, made 60 touches, and made a tackle and an interception.
One for the future
Van Dijk will likely be out for the rest of the season, as reported by The Guardian . Liverpool could use a replacement center-back.
It is likely that Fabinho will play in the place of the Dutchman. but it would be good to have some support for the Brazilian.
Williams is one for the future Learning from Fabinho and working under coach Jürgen Klopp could help him develop into a very good central defender in the coming weeks and months.