Liverpool defender Danny Wilson has thanked Kenny Dalglish for his willingness to give young players a chance in the first team.
The 19-year-old, who has had to play out of position at left-back instead of the centre, was pressed into action last weekend in the defeat at West Brom after injuries to Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger.
He has a chance of starting against Manchester City at Anfield on Monday, although that may depend on whether Fabio Aurelio is deemed match fit having returned to training last week after a month on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.
"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."
With the injuries affecting the squad Dalglish admits some fringe players are going to get a chance.
"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 what they would have been if the lads had been fit."
For Wilson this season has been a learning curve and he has been closely watching veteran defender Jamie Carragher, who moved up to fourth in the club's all-time appearance list after his 661st run-out last weekend.
"The way he works, his professionalism and his approach to training is second to none, so it's not really a surprise to hear he's played that many times," he told LFC Weekly.
"When you see him every day you see how good he is and how he's got himself to where he is.
"He's an example of what a young player needs to do."