In an official club statement, Liverpool confirms the addition to Jurgen kloop’s squad

Jurgen Klopp

Rhys Williams has been called back by Liverpool from his loan at Aberdeen. The news was announced on the Reds’ official website and social media pages this morning.

After a brief stint in Scotland that was supposed to last the entire season but now shortened by his parent club, the defender is back at Anfield.

Joe Gomez had to play left-back while Kostas Tsimikas and Andy Robertson were out. And Joel Matip’s cruciate ligament injury limited Klopp’s options at center back. Williams s return improves those options.

Williams will add extra depth to Klopp’s center-back lineup

Rhy didn’t play a senior role for Aberdeen. So even if Liverpool had all of their defenders available, they might have been thinking about calling him back (Transfermarkt). Nobody benefited from the loan, and while his lack of playing time in Scotland suggests he will be at best a supporting role for the Reds. At least Williams adds some depth to Klopp’s center-back corps.

With a lot of injuries to deal with after a demanding pre-Christmas and holiday schedule. The manager is probably going to rotate his team a lot for the FA Cup and Carabao Cup matches against Arsenal and Fulham next week.

Williams is no stranger to rising to the occasion in the midst of a long list of casualties at Liverpool; Three years ago, he famously did so alongside the similarly green Nat Phillips to help the Reds salvage a third-place finish from a challenging campaign.

Though it’s highly likely that williams will be loaned out once more before the end of the month. At least he provides Klopp with another center-back option for the time being.

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