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Neco Williams hails Klopp for influence on his Liverpool career

Mon 29 March 2021 | 9:23

The 19-year-old right-back, who has become a fully-fledged first-team member since his emergence from the Reds' academy in 2019-20, paid tribute to his manager's methods in helping to shape him.

"He has played a massive part in my career so far," the teenager told

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, per the club's official website. "From when you’re a little kid, you always dream of playing for the team you’ve always played for.

"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.

"To make it under Jurgen Klopp is an extra little boost for me and was a special moment."

On Klopp’s approach, Williams added: "He is like that for all the players.

"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. He has played a massive role in my career.

"I’ve matured in a way off him because he has taught me the more senior side of the game. He has taught me a lot since I made my debut."

source: SportMob