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Neco Williams Has a Knock

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It never ends.

Wales v Republic of Ireland - UEFA Nations League Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Neco Williams was conspicuously missing as Wales took to the field against Finland last night... and now we know why. According to Welsh interim manager Rob Page, Williams took “a kick to the foot” on Sunday’s rather physical game against Ireland, and was rested as he was still feeling sore from it.

Obviously, this is worrying for Liverpool FC fans, as Neco was supposed to deputise for Trent Alexander-Arnold while the latter was out. It’s likely that Neco will be okay after a few days, but the most patchwork defence of all time sure could use some good news instead of another name being added to the injury list.

Either way, we’ll be glad there won’t be another international break until March. Between injuries resulting from this packed schedule and the coronavirus, this has been a panic-fuelled season like no other. Prayers up for Neco Williams. We need you kiddo.