Liverpool FC’s Rhys Williams Heads North in a Loan Move to Aberdeen
Promising Liverpool FC centre-back, Rhys Williams, has secured a season-long loan switch to Scottish Premiership side, Aberdeen. This marks the third loan exit from Liverpool this summer, as reported by The Liverpool Echo.
Williams Joins Aberdeen
The 22-year-old joins the Scottish outfit after their successful bid to temporarily secure the services of the centre-back. The move to Pittodrie is now finalised, with Aberdeen having built a strong rapport with Liverpool over recent seasons.
Liverpool’s relationship with Aberdeen has been further bolstered by the mutual satisfaction over the success of Leighton Clarkson’s loan spell with the Dons last season. With Clarkson having now signed a permanent deal with Aberdeen, hopes are high that Williams can follow in his footsteps and excel during his time in Scotland.
Williams’ Mixed Loan Fortunes
The young defender has had a varied experience with loan spells in recent years. His first departure from Anfield was in August 2021, joining Swansea City. However, he was recalled by Liverpool in January 2022, having only featured seven times for the Swans.
The centre-back then headed for Blackpool on a temporary basis the following summer, making 17 appearances before being summoned back to Liverpool mid-season, owing to the anticipated exit of Nat Phillips that eventually fell through.
Williams Eyes Success with Aberdeen
Eager to make the most of his stint north of the border, Williams is keen to capitalise on Aberdeen’s upcoming European campaign. The Dons may face Liverpool in the Europa League group stages, providing they progress from the play-off round. If unsuccessful, they will find themselves contesting in the Europa Conference League group stages.
When discussing the move, Williams highlighted his excitement about participating in European football and the influential role played by Leighton Clarkson in his decision to join Aberdeen.
“I’m really pleased to be here. When I knew there was an opportunity to come to Aberdeen on loan I spoke to Leighton and he couldn’t speak highly enough about his experience,” Williams said, reflecting on the move.
“I actually met some of the boys during the summer so there will be a few familiar faces in the dressing room which I’m sure will help me settle quickly. There’s a lot to look forward to this season, particularly with European football, and I can’t wait to get started and show everyone what I am capable of.”
Aberdeen manager Barry Robson echoed the sentiments, expressing his contentment with the growing relationship between Aberdeen and Liverpool FC.