Willems was brought in from Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan deal.
His debut for Newcastle could not have gone much worse as he was at fault for Arsenal’s winning goal – misjudging a pass from Paul Dummett and allowing Ainsley Maitland-Niles to steal in and set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
After the game, Willems was heavily criticised.
The 25-year-old was next seen in the Carabao Cup, and he provided the assist for Yoshinori Muto’s equaliser against Leicester City.
He certainly did that at Anfield as he scored a Premier League Goal of the Month contender, and I would be surprised if any Newcastle player scores a better one than that all season.
This was the perfect way to resurrect his Toon career.
However, it is not just going forward where Willems has impressed.
Not bad for a loan player from Frankfurt.
If Willems can continue this form, then he will be a great asset for the rest of the season and hopefully beyond.
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