Neco Williams: 'Klopp helped me through bad times'
Neco Williams featured for Wales in their 1-0 victory over Mexico in his native country's World Cup Qualifier on Saturday. The right back came on in the 65th minute and put in an assured performance.
The Liverpool Academy graduate then spoke with liverpoolfc.com about all things Jurgen Klopp, James Milner and about his Premier League debut.
When discussing his relationship with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, the young right back said, "He has played a massive part in my career so far."
"For me to be at Liverpool since I was six and to come through the stages and to make my debut was a surreal moment for me. It’ll be a moment that I never forget."
Williams, a Wales international, said making his debut under Jurgen Klopp, "was a special moment" and called it a "surreal moment".
The 19 year-old went on to say that Jurgen Klopp always has his players' backs.
"As soon as you have maybe a few bad games or a bad game he will be the first one to come up to you and go through things you need to improve on or what you can do better."
"He also tells you what you’re good at. That just gives you that confidence to go out and keep going on the training ground or playing out on the field."
Neco Williams then heaped praise on his veteran teammates on how they have helped him learn and adapt to first team football.
"James Milner has helped me a lot because he has been around for a while now and he has had that experience."
"Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana when he was here, they played massive roles."
Before finishing his interview, Williams touched on taking chances when they come along and the injuries this season.
"When someone is in your place and they do get an injury, you need to come in and not just for yourself but for the team you need to give 110 per cent for the team."
Wales and Neco Williams play against Czech Republic today in Cardiff.