The 22-year-old spent last season on loan with the League One side but saw the move cut short after picking up an injury. He clearly wowed the fans before his lengthy layout, however, as the reaction to his signing has been very positive.
— Chris. (@ChrisRafc1995) June 14, 2018
Superb signing. Showed signs of being a class above league one before his injury. Welcome back MJ.
— Paul Hudson (@PaulHudson84) June 14, 2018
Great to see another quality signing
— Nigel C (@A_peacelover) June 15, 2018
Chuffed to bits with that. Very good player before his injury!
— Chaff (@ChaffRAFC) June 14, 2018
Signings like that prove again that Keith Hill is worth his weight in gold..these talented youngsters sign for us cos they know Hill has a proven track record of propelling young talent into the prem, championship even international levels. Great signing
— Dontbeeinthedark (@Dontbeeinthedar) June 14, 2018
Very happy with this signing.
A very tidy and neat midfielder,looking forward to watching him flourish here….
— Franky Stubbs (@FrankyStubbs) June 14, 2018
Excellent bit of business #UptheDale
— Matt Bannon (@mattbdale) June 14, 2018
Awesome news! Quality player!
— Daniel Grant (@Dangrant95) June 14, 2018
Rochdale finished just one place above the relegation zone last season, so recruitment is key this summer. Williams is able to play in defence and midfield, so he could operate in a variety of roles next season under Keith Hill. He’s tenacious, hard-working and will certainly improve the playing squad.
The Welsh u21 international rose through the youth ranks to the Liverpool first-team in 2014, making one appearance for the senior squad, but a lack of progress led to Liverpool letting his deal run down this summer and naming him on the released list submitted to the Premier League.
Their loss is Rochdale’s gain, however, as supporters from the League One outfit couldn’t be happier to see Williams returning to Spotland for two more years.
Stats from Transfermarkt.