KIDDERMINSTER Harriers have signed young defender Rhys Williams from Premier League giants Liverpool on loan until early January.

The towering centre-half, 18, has trained with Harriers during the past couple of weeks, featuring in the pre-season win over Wolves.

Preston-born Williams has charged through the under 18s, 19s and 23s ranks at Anfield.

He was part of Liverpool’s FA Youth Cup-winning squad last season and was rewarded with a first professional contract.

Williams is in line to make his debut in the National League North opener at home to Leamington on Saturday (3pm).