Date: 1st August 2019 at 7:58am
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Liverpool defender Rhys Williams has joined Kidderminster Harriers on a short term loan deal.

The Reds confirmed the news via their official website, with the 18-year-old set to join up with the National League North side until January.

The 6’5″ ace [FMDatabase] helped the Reds lift the FA Youth Cup earlier this year, and has been a regular at both U18 and U23 level.

OPINION

This could be a really good move for Williams. Dropping down to the National League North is quite a way to go, but it should guarantee him a lot of game time, and ensure that he is toughened up when he returns to Merseyside. U23s football is fantastic for fitness, but in terms of competitiveness, nothing can match the senior game, even if it is at a non-league level. Williams is a massive, imposing defender, and he has the potential and the natural physical attributes to be a real success further into his career. An FA Youth Cup win is always a nice footnote in the fledgling days of any star’s career, and he will be hoping that trophy isn’t the only one he collects during the course of his career. The defender is also a real danger from set pieces, and managed to hit six goals, assisting four more, during his last campaign in the Reds’ youth sides. He still has a long way to go, and he may be taking an unorthodox route to get there, but Williams could be big one day.