By Paul Robinson

3rd Jul, 2022 | 3:00pm

Liverpool news: Robinson issues 'huge' Neco Williams claim after journalist's £15m update

Paul Robinson has claimed Liverpool can afford to let Neco Williams leave permanently this summer even though he has “huge” potential.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one said Jurgen Klopp’s side have “so much talent” in the right-back position.

According to The Athletic‘s Daniel Taylor (29 June), the Reds have rejected an opening offer of £11million plus £4million in add-ons from Nottingham Forest for Williams, 21.

Williams spent the second half of the 2021-22 campaign on loan at Fulham and impressed in his 14 Championship appearances.

His contract at Anfield runs until the end of June 2025.

When asked by Football Insider if £15million is a fair bid for a player of Williams’ calibre and potential, Robinson said: “Williams still has huge potential but there comes a time where a player wants to play regular football.

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“I think that is the case with Williams.

“Liverpool have so much talent in that area with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and now Calvin Ramsay. Let’s be honest, they can afford to let Williams leave.

“I think £15million is a realistic fee for a team just coming into the Premier League. Any more and I think Forest would be put off. It is a fee that works for all parties.

“Williams can be released out of Klopp’s squad. They don’t need him as much as he is a very good player with a promising future.”

In other news, Jarrell Quansah and his Liverpool teammate have been backed to seal loan exits after Friday development.