Rhys Williams plans on becoming a permanent fixture in Liverpool's starting XI.
The 19-year-old defender was recently thrust into the first-team following injuries to Liverpool's first-choice centre-backs, Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip.
Williams - who previously played alongside van Dijk in the Carabao Cup - is enjoying life in the starting XI and intends to solidify a place in the team by making himself indispensable.
"Well, I was hoping for an opportunity but I wasn't hoping for it as good as this!" Williams told Liverpool's official website when asked to reflect on being given his first Champions League start by Jurgen Klopp.
"It doesn't get much better than a 5-0 away win to Atalanta, so I'm over the moon really.
"I'm happy the boss trusts me and I'm going to keep repaying his faith with performances and nights like this.
"So, hopefully, I keep getting an opportunity and keep doing everyone proud.
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"I want to become an irreplaceable piece of this side. It's a great team with great players.
"I know it's going to be hard but I'm willing to put the effort in, keep working and hopefully keep putting in performances when I get the chance."
Williams acquitted himself well in his first European start, much to the delight of his manager.
“Exceptional,” the German said of Williams. “I cannot imagine being 19 and playing in the Champions League against [Duvan] Zapata, it’s incredible!
“I couldn’t be more happy for Rhys. You should see him in the dressing room, you’d need something special to get the smile off his face!”
When pressed on the team's current defensive crisis, Klopp added: “We had to change because Virg is not there any more, so we share the responsibility.
“We put it on ten shoulders instead of one. Everybody has to step up now; Robbo [Andy Robertson], Trent [Alexander-Arnold] and Joe [Gomez], they are in charge. How the team defended tonight was absolutely incredible.”
Williams and his Liverpool team-mates will be back in action on Sunday afternoon, travelling to the Etihad to take on their Premier League title rivals Manchester City.