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Swansea boss Martin concedes Liverpool likely upset with Williams situation

Swansea City boss Russell Martin admits Liverpool will be upset with the lack of action Rhys Williams has seen while on-loan.

The 20-year-old, who made 19 appearances for Liverpool's first team last season, has had just four outings for Swansea, featuring for only four minutes since September 22 while failing to make the last four matchday squads.

"I don't think they'll be overly happy he's not involved, but we have to do what's right for our football team and our club," he said.

"I think they understand what's gone on. We've been really supportive of Rhys during a tough period, but he's come through it brilliantly.

"He started in the team then had a little injury. The guys at Liverpool understand, they've been down to watch him train, they really enjoyed the environment and how hard he's working."

Martin also told WalesOnline: "We spend a lot of time doing individual work with him. His attitude is fantastic. I think he's come a long way in the short period of time he's been with us, he's improved a lot.

"But he's come out of the team when he had a really tough period, and since then the guys have kept so many clean sheets and played so well.

"Rhys understands that and I'm honest with the guys. We had another conversation last week about his position, and I think he understands, whatever happens, he'll go back to Liverpool better for this.

"It's football. There'll come a point where he gets the chance to be involved on the pitch again and then he has to take it."

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