Danny Wilson is determined to make the most of his first team experience at Liverpool this season.
The 19-year-old has found himself thrust into action after a number of injuries hit the Liverpool rearguard.
Wilson was forced to play out of position at left-back against West Brom with both Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger ruled out.
The youngster, who may also be granted a start against Manchester City on Monday night, was keen to praise his manager Kenny Dalglish for giving young players a chance at the club.
"With Kenny it's good for players like me to see the manager is willing to put young players in the side on a regular basis," said Wilson.
"His attitude seems to be 'If you're good enough, you're old enough'. Since he's come in he's given me four games and I'm happy with that.
"Some of the young lads have also had a chance too. It's up to us to take those opportunities."
As the Reds look to salvage their season and secure some form of European football next term, the timing of the injuries is less than ideal.
Dalglish admits that while he has been forced to look to youth, it allows his fringe players to gain some valuable experience and playing time.
"Out of somebody's misfortune always comes good fortune for somebody else," said the Reds boss.
"For certain players they'll be closer to getting a game in the first team than they would have been if the lads had been fit."