Liverpool Reject Southampton’s Deadline Transfer

Matt Thielen
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Liverpool have rejected Southampton’s deadline day move for young defender Neco Williams. Sky Sports claims that Southampton attempted to sign the Welsh right back on loan.

However, their attempts were rebuffed by Liverpool and Williams looks set to stay on Merseyside.

Liverpool full back Neco Williams

The 19 year-old right back has made 11 first team appearances so far this season. The majority of those have come as a result of England star Trent Alexander-Arnold being injured.

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl had publicly demanded a new full back following the Saints’ 3-1 loss against Arsenal.

Yes, we should. When we have the money and have the chance to get one then yes, I would like to do it.

Ralph Hasenhüttl on signing a new full back

Southampton Football Club have been linked with a host of full backs in the dying embers of the January transfer window. This comes after losing Kyle Walker-Peters to injury.

I will have to ask my doctor, as I don’t know [about Walker-Peters] at the moment. We are hopeful that it will not be too long.

Ralph Hasenhüttl on Kyle Walker-Peters Injury

Southampton are also rumoured to be pursuing Tottenham’s Japhet Tanganga and Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

While other clubs are still figuring out there transfer business, Liverpool seem to be wrapping theirs up. The club has announced the signing of Preston centre back Ben Davies.

However, this may not be the only piece of business done by the club today. Liverpool are also after Schalke centre back Ozan Kabak and are hoping to have a deal wrapped up in the coming hours. These signings come on the back of Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, and Virgil van Dijk’s injuries.

Michael Edwards and Jurgen Klopp have been busy today and are looking to save the Reds’ season. Stay tuned.

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