Liverpool has officially recalled Rhys Williams from his loan at Swansea City following a disappointing spell at the club.
The 20-year-old centre back played just seven times for the Welsh side during the first half of the season.
In a statement, Swansea said: “Everyone at Swansea City would like to thank Rhys for his contribution during his brief time at the club, and wish him every success in his future career.”
Liverpool Recall Rhys Williams
Rhys Williams has been recalled from his loan spell at Swansea City by parent club Liverpool.
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) January 20, 2022
Rhys ‘Gutted’ About Loan Troubles
Rhys Williams did not shy away from showing his disappointment about his struggles at the Liberty stadium. In an Instagram post, the defender thanked everyone for “making me feel part of the family from the get go”.
He added: “Gutted it didn’t go to plan but it’s been a pleasure to be a Swan for the time I was given. Wish the club all the best in the future. Once a Jack always a Jack.”
Swansea head coach Russell Martin praised the youngster during his final remarks on the Liverpool player. “I spoke to him yesterday, he’s a great character,” he said.
“He found it tough but he appreciated it’s been a fantastic learning curve. The maturity he showed, and he’s frustrated he didn’t play more, but we leave on good terms. Loans are not easy at this level.
“But he goes with everyone’s best wishes. I think he’s grown a lot in his time here. Not everyone works out and he needs to go back to Liverpool or maybe force his way back out elsewhere.”
Jurgen Klopp’s team do not have the same defensive woes as last season, meaning it is likely Liverpool will search for a new destination for Rhys Williams to gain some valuable experience at.
Before departing for Swansea, Williams signed a long-term contract renewal where he will stay at Anfield until 2026.