Jurgen Klopp has chosen to sell the player this summer. Forest have agreed on a fee in the region of £17 million to sign Williams.
The 21-year-old had been earmarked as the man to come in and replace Djed Spence who starred at Forest last season.
He’s now set to join Tottenham, leaving Forest with a large void to fill in their team this summer.
Williams seems like a very reliable performer to be signing and he could star on Trentside.
The talented right-sided wing-back has come through the Anfield ranks, making 33 appearances for the first team.
Williams has been praised by Klopp during his time at Liverpool. The German boss called him a ‘machine’ for his efforts in training back in 2020.
It had seemed as though Liverpool might loan Williams out again. With Calvin Ramsey signing from Aberdeen, however, his opportunities would prove restricted.
Williams will be determined to play regularly now more than ever. Wales will head to the World Cup for the first time since 1958 this winter and he will want to be bang in form.
The youngster has 21 caps for the national team. He’s become the first choice right-back of late, taking over the reins from ex-Forest man Chris Gunter.
Williams booked for medical at Nottingham Forest
This is a deal that feels like a long time coming. Forest now look to be nearing the home straight and the player should be unveiled very soon.
The deal looks a decent one for all parties. Liverpool get £17 million for a fringe player, whilst Forest get a player who is at least on par with Spence – albeit with a different set of skills.
Williams is perhaps more of a full-back. As a result, Cooper will need to get more out of him when it comes to marauding forward but he’s more than capable.
The youngster has a brilliant delivery on him. That should help the Reds provide plenty of service to their strikers as they aim to make an impact on the Premier League.
Forest will now focus on other areas of the squad. Central midfielders and left-sided wing-backs will be high on the agenda.
Williams looks like a smart piece of business and once again the club looks to have done well on the recruitment front.