The fact that football has become such a big-money enterprise means we put more pressure on players to perform each week. One could argue that you need a thick skin to succeed in this game, which is certainly true. Premier League news: How will your club vote on 'Project Big Picture'? His errors having a more significant swing on the match does not make it okay to level this kind of hatred. Yet, this one error sparked such abuse that Neco Williams felt the need to block his social media. Those who don’t live it directly likely have no idea of how vitriolic a place like Twitter can be, least of all to a teenager. 4: min: 65 2: 03-09-2020: Finland - Wales: 0-1: UEFA Nations League B Grp. Which is why you’ve got to feel sorry for Neco Williams. Jürgen Klopp and players, such as Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, have rallied around the full back, who was targeted following last week’s 7-2 success over Lincoln City. Man United legend Andy Cole says he'd be Virgil van Dijk's 'worst nightmare'. That said, he is just a 19-year-old boy, still finding his way in a highly competitive sporting world. Loris Karius received death threats after his high-profile mistakes led to Liverpool losing the 2018 Champions League final. As much as fans can follow, like, retweet with the click of a button, that so easily can switch like a blade. Hampered at times by a lack of composure. The English media has long had a problem with tearing down its nation’s young players. In Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool have the right-back position covered for the next decade. © 2020 Sports New Media Limited. Virgil van Dijk made a very clumsy error which led to Leeds United scoring in their opener against Liverpool at the start of the season; there is nowhere near the same outrage against him, despite it being the relatively unimportant opening game. Arguably a coach should be more critical than the fans you would expect to be behind a player. Registered in England No. Williams may not have impressed quite like Curtis Jones against Lincoln but the Liverpool Echo gave him a respectable 6/10 rating for his display. And he’s made it clear he doesn’t want to go anywhere else. Liverpool’s assistant manager, Pep Lijnders, was quick to defend Williams, encouraging his desire to take risks. Our players and players spoke with him. Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 9GF. With another youngster now being torn down in the public eye, it seems that this case points to a larger societal issue regarding football. Yet, despite advancing to the next stage with ease, fans still had an issue with one player in particular. While the new age of social media has created an illusion of bringing fans closer to the players, it is not without its drawbacks. Why do they feel the need to abuse a 19-year-old who didn’t even play too badly during a 7-2 victory? Real Madrid, Barcelona & Liverpool: Who is the best team in the world right now? Still learning, though,” they wrote. We don’t want safe play, we want players to take risks. This raises the question of how high a pedestal we should raise for footballers. Matches of Neco Williams 1: 06-09-2020: Wales - Bulgaria: 1-0: UEFA Nations League B Grp. Lijnders on Neco Williams: “Neco is a doer and a doer makes mistakes. By all means, his mistake was sloppy, but it far from costed Liverpool the game. Who Is He? However, Williams was given a start during Liverpool’s EFL Cup clash against Lincoln. We believe that sharing some of the abuse serves no purpose but at least there were messages of support for the full-back after he had reacted. You can’t get caught up with praise or criticism as a young player.”, — James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) September 30, 2020. The 21-year-old is Liverpool through and through having joined the club as a six-year-old. Liverpool's Diogo Jota scores twice and gets an assist for Portugal against Sweden. Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 9GF. Williams is expected to start tonight’s fourth round tie with Arsenal at Anfield and the episode again highlights the pressures young players endure. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Liverpool, Man United & Chelsea: Which member of the top six has the most valuable XI? last week’s 7-2 success over Lincoln City. In fact, the youngster received so much abuse that he’s now blacked out his social media accounts. When a football Goliath-like Liverpool comes up against its own David in the cup, you would expect the Reds would march on. Curtis Jones produced superb individual highlights during 7-2 Lincoln win, Xherdan Shaqiri opens Carabao Cup tie with stunning free-kick. 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The problem is, he hasn’t been too many chances due to Alexander-Arnold. I think he dealt with it really well. Raheem Sterling has endured unjust media criticism throughout his career. Despite the result, Liverpool fans inexplicably decided to abuse Williams on social media for his performance. What is wrong with some people in the world? The 19-year-old Wales international conceded possession in the build up to the League One side’s first goal and later blacked out his social media platforms in response to being bombarded with vitriol. Arguably a coach should be more critical than the fans you would expect to be behind a player. He’s already made 136 appearances for the Reds, winning the Premier League title, the Champions League, a Super Cup and a Club World Cup. Lijnders on Neco Williams: “Neco is a doer and a doer makes mistakes. Nineteen-year-old right-back Neco Williams found himself a victim of abuse on social media due to a mistake for the first of Lincoln’s goals. Liverpool jump to defence of 19-year-old Neco Williams after online abuse Paul Joyce , Northern Football Correspondent Thursday October 01 2020, 12.00am , The Times The vast amounts of money pumped into football over the 21st century have turned players into modern-day icons. Liverpool were already five goals ahead when the young Welsh right-back turned the ball over, leading to Lincoln’s first goal of the night. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Liverpool's Diogo Jota produced stunning individual highlights during Portugal 3-0 Sweden. The 19-year-old played 90 minutes as the Reds ran out 7-2 winners. Tap ‘Menu’ and then ‘Times Radio’ to listen to the latest well-informed debate, expert analysis and breaking news. It is not fair similarly to damn another player’s career before it has really had time to take off. Fernandes, Salah, De Bruyne: Who is the Premier League's most complete player on FIFA 21? We still need to look past the money and still see the people behind the players. While these examples also play into an argument about race, they are nonetheless still relevant. Trending News & Rumors for Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer & More The Welshman also joined Liverpool at the age of six and has shown his quality whenever he’s been given the opportunity. Premier League statistics: Who's leading the charts in 2020/21? The 19-year-old played 90 minutes as the Reds ran out 7-2 winners. Please, The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated. So, first things first, who exactly is Neco Williams? Arsenal fans named top-flights most attractive - where does your club rank? Yet, this instance is lucky enough to have media attention; imagine everyone across the world in the same boat as Williams. Required fields are marked *. Please, Williams is a Welsh international already at the age of only 19, Listen to Times Radio for the latest well-informed debate, expert analysis and breaking news. This was the case last week as the Premier League champions romped to a 7-2 victory over Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup. Ultimately, this performance led to the end of his Liverpool career after a lacklustre first season. No matter the money and technology we can boast nowadays, respect and decency will always be free. Liverpool have condemned the online abuse teenager Neco Williams has endured and described the perpetrators as not true supporters of the club. Children look up to the stars of their club, dreaming of emulating them one day. Liverpool, Man Utd and Arsenal: Which English club has the best local players?
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