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Billy Koumetio

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Born
2002 (18 years old)

Birth Place
Lyon, France

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Liverpool

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Billy Koumetio (born 14 November 2002) is a French professional footballer who plays for Liverpool as a centre back.

Career
Koumetio moved to Liverpool's Academy from French side US Orléans in November 2018. Koumetio was originally on the books of his hometown club Olympique Lyonnais where he was predominantly a winger at first. His height led to coaching staff turning him into a centre-back when he was 14. Koumetio signed his first professional contract with Liverpool in August 2020, when aged 17 and already 6ft 3”.

He was a ball boy at Anfield for the 4-0 semi-final second leg victory over Barcelona FC in the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League in May 2019. In October 2019 he was named on the bench at the age of 16 for the Carabao Cup tie against Arsenal FC at Anfield. Manager Juergen Klopp was quoted as using the nickname “Billy the kid! He doesn’t look like a kid. In my opinion, his face looks like a kid but then all the rest is like ‘Wow!’ Koumetio featured for Liverpool during the pre-season of the 2020-21 football season in friendly matches in Austria against Red Bull Salzburg and VfB Stuttgart. Koumetio made his first-ever appearance for the Reds’ first team on 9 December 2020 substituting in for Fabinho at the heart of defence in the UEFA Champions League against FC Midtjylland.

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Born in France, Koumetio is of Cameroonian descent. He is a youth international for France.


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