Williams: How Mane & Salah make me better player

Williams: How Mane & Salah make me better player
Wales's Neco Williams (L) in action against Belgium's Thomas Meunier (R)

by Staff Reporter

Friday Nov 19, 2021. 16:00

Liverpool FC full-back Neco Williams has claimed that playing against Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have made him become a better footballer.

The Wales international has been part of the Reds’ first team since 2019 having been promoted from the club’s academy and he has played 28 competitive games for the team.

Williams explained how his club teammates Salah of Egypt and Mane of Senegal have helped him grow at the Premier League giants.

“For me when I signed my contract, the main thing was I needed to improve as a player,” Williams told the club’s official website.

“And when I’m coming up against Mo Salah and Sadio Mane every day in training, it’s going to make me a better player.

“I feel like I’ve matured in my game, especially when you’ve got Salah and Mane running at you every day. It is hard but it’s going to make me a better player and I feel like it definitely has helped me.”

Salah and Mane, who have both won the CAF African Footballer of the Year accolade, are considered go be one be some of the best wingers in the world.

“Normally a day before a game we’ll do like an 11v11 with the starting team and the team who’s on the bench or the rest of the players,” he added.

“Obviously Salah and Mane are starting most games and to play against them near enough every day, it does feel great because it’s going to help me as a player.

“I’m learning off them and it gives me a little battle with them, so I’m enjoying it.”

Williams has made one appearance in the Premier League for Liverpool this season which was against Watford FC as they claimed a 5-0 at Vicarage Road on October 16.

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