David Prutton has claimed that he can’t believe Neco Williams didn’t celebrate his first Nottingham Forest goal on Saturday. The 21-year-old equalised for the Reds shortly after Diogo Jota had scored the game’s opening goal against Liverpool.
Williams signed for the Reds during the summer transfer window. He cost the club £17 million from the Anfield giants and he’s taken a little while to settle at the City Ground.
Forest fought hard at Liverpool. They showed some character after several abject performances and but for some comical defending, they might have claimed something from the clash.
Williams produced a low-key celebration in respect to his former club. Williams came through the ranks at Anfield but Prutton didn’t get his celebration and felt he should have rejoiced in style.
He told The Garibaldi Redi Podcast: “He’s a very good footballer and he seems like a lovely young man and he’s been at Liverpool for a very, very, very long time.
“However, you’ve just scored a goal in a game that could be absolutely ginormous from a Forest point of view.
“My god, I sound 70-years-old but that’s shirt off, come on, we might have a goal here that’s going to help our season…just celebrate the goal for god’s sake.”
Prutton can’t believe Williams didn’t celebrate against Liverpool
It’s a trait of modern-day football when it comes to players not celebrating against their former clubs. Williams didn’t break the stereotype and Prutton clearly doesn’t get it.
The man who came through the academy ranks did also say that because he didn’t score many goals, perhaps he doesn’t completely understand.
Williams has improved since getting another chance in the team. He’s played second fiddle behind Serge Aurier for a lot of this season but this time he’s impressed significantly.
He thoroughly deserved his goal at the weekend. Williams was also booked during the contest but on the whole, this was a very impressive performance from the wing-back.
Forest will need more goals from all areas of the pitch if they’re to stay up this season. Williams chipping in with his first is a good thing and hopefully, a few more can follow.