Another player to depart Anfield this summer, Liverpool wants to desperately sell him

Liverpool have made an announcement that Rhys Williams will be joining Blackpool on a season-long loan.

Source: EuroSport

The Reds are set to sell the 22-year-old defender, Rhys Williams, permanently this summer, as per the sources from Football Insider.

The Englishman is not part of Jurgen Klopp’s current first-team plans and his future at the club looks dull.

The 22-year-old was on loan to Blackpool in the months of the 2022-23 campaign. It is now believed that the second-tier clubs are interested in signing him.

The former England Under-21 international is under contract with the Reds till 2026 after signing an extension in 2021.

Rhys Williams made 17 appearances for Blackpool in the Championship during his loan spell. He was later recalled to Anfield in January and has since played for Liverpool U21 side in Premier League 2.

The Preston-born defender spent the second half of last season on loan at Swansea but could manage just seven appearances – five of which came from the start.

Rhys Williams to leave Liverpool

The defender burst into the spotlight at Liverpool in the 2020-21 season after a number of key players were injured. But, the Englishman hasn’t featured for the Reds since the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

Williams was on loan at Kidderminster Harriers in the season before his breakthrough. He turned out 19 times for the Reds in Premier League, domestic cup, and European competition.

Moreover, the 22-year-old is not the only defender to be leaving Anfield this season.

With Liverpool possessing first-team defenders like Van Dijk, Konate, Matip, and Joe Gomez, Klopp seems to have excluded Williams from the squad. It is obvious that the youngster would not be a regular starter and seems to be absent from the future plans of the Reds.

Even though he was a vital part of the squad in the 2020-21 season, the German tactician looks to be open to selling the Englishman at the end of this season.

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