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Preston North End v Liverpool: Man Of The Match - Neco Williams

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Neco Williams with a man of the match performance in Liverpool's victory against Preston in the EFL Cup. 

It was a job well done for Liverpool's fringe and youth players, but only a couple of players stood out from the rest. 

Tonight's man of the match goes to Welsh international Neco Williams. He started the game at right-back and ended up at right-wing when Conor Bradley came on.

For most players, that would faze them. Not Williams. He's a young lad with bags of confidence and was able to just slot in. 

Neco Williams Preston

Before playing a huge part in the opening goal, the Welsh right-back made an unbelievable goal-line clearance after the first shot being stopped by Adrian. 

After half-time, Liverpool made the the breakthrough. Neco Williams found himself on the right flank, usually where Trent Alexander-Arnold would normally be. The Liverpool youngster ran to the bar line and pulled it back for Taki Minamino to slot the ball home.

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Neco Williams then found himself at the end of a rebound in which he managed to scramble a shot off. The shot was blocked and fell to Divock Origi to put a sublime finish over over the keeper for 2-0.

Although is wasn't as breathtaking as Liverpool's performances have been in recent weeks, they got the win and that's all the matters, especially in Cup competitions. 

With Trent Alexander-Arnold in front of him, all Neco Williams can do is continue to impress when he does get a chance. He certainly did that tonight. 

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