The teenage defender is hoping to earn his first top-flight appearance for the Reds when the season resumes

Neco Williams is targeting his Premier League debut ahead of Liverpool’s return to action, which he says would be “another massive achievement” in his fledgling career.

Williams had featured in five games for Liverpool’s first team in all competitions before the 2019-20 campaign was put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak in March.

The 19-year-old took his senior bow during the Reds’ memorable penalty shootout win over Arsenal in the Carabao Cup back in October, and went on to line up in all four of the club’s FA Cup fixtures – including their 2-0 defeat in the fifth round at the hands of Chelsea.

The Welsh right-back is still some way off challenging Trent-Alexander Arnold for a regular spot in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI, but he could see plenty of action in the final weeks of the season should Liverpool sew up the title early.

The Reds only need two wins from their final nine fixtures to win a first top-flight crown in 30-years, having already established a 25-point lead over reigning champions Manchester City at the top of the table.

Klopp will have the option to rotate his squad if maximum points are picked up against Everton and Crystal Palace, and Williams is ready to seize the “opportunity” with both hands if called upon.

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