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    Wednesday, 28 October 2020

    Trent Alexander-Arnold praises 'world class' Rhys Williams after Midtjylland win

    Trent Alexander-Arnold is backing Liverpool starlet Rhys Williams to step up amid injury crisis

    Rhys Williams impressed against Midtjylland.

    Williams had to be introduced in the 30th minute of Liverpool's Champions League 2-0 win over Midtjylland on Tuesday evening at Anfield.

    Coming in for Fabinho, the England Under-21 international impressed alongside Joe Gomez at the heart the Reds defence, with Joel Matip also sidelined.

    Williams did not look out of place in a Liverpool side littered with superstars – despite only making his debut last month – and Alexander-Arnold is convinced the youngster has the ability and the maturity to step up amid the club’s injury crisis at the back.

    Asked about Fabinho’s hamstring injury on Tuesday night, Alexander-Arnold told Liverpool’s official website: "Obviously he's covering in at centre-half and he's been playing unbelievable in the last few games.


    "Obviously that happens and it's disappointing – hopefully it's not too long because we'll miss him.

    "That position is probably a little bare at the minute to say the least but we’ve got an amazing squad, you’ve seen Rhys Williams stepping in and doing a world-class job.

    "At such a young age with such little experience, unbelievable from him. He never really put a foot wrong. Well done to him and I think he’s got a bright future ahead."

    On the big opportunity that has fallen to Williams, Alexander-Arnold added: ‘I think he’s an amazing player, he’s shown that over the last few weeks.

    "He wasn’t with us much last season but he came in this season and showed how good a player he is.

    ‘"he manager obviously trusts him a lot and he’s been playing a few minutes.

    "To be thrown in at the deep end on the biggest of stages is tough to do, tough to perform, but he never really put a foot wrong.

    "So I think he’ll definitely be in the manager’s thoughts hopefully come the weekend and further on."


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