NOT being able to be at Anfield to watch their son making his Premier League debut for champions Liverpool has been ‘so frustrating for Neco Williams’ parents.

The 19-year-old Wrexham-born starlet has been a regular in the Reds squad since last month’s restart when he made his Premier League debut in the 4-0 win against Crystal Palace.

Mum Emma and dad Lee have been watching all the games at home in Cefn Mawr but it’s not the same as being at the ground to experience these momentous occasions in his career.

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Cefn Mawr teenager Neco Williams with his parents Emma and Lee

“We’ve watched the game, like everyone else, on TV but it’s not the same as being there at the ground and watching it live,” said Lee. “Not being an Anfield when he came on to make his debut against Crystal Palace was so frustrating for all of us.

“We’ve followed him all over the world in tournaments when he was a youngster. We’ve been to Tokyo, Qatar, Switzerland, loads of places. But he makes he debut at Anfield and we can’t be there.”

The Williams family, including 16-year-old brother Keelan, who has made the switch to Burnley from the Liverpool Academy Neco flourished in, will again be tuned in tonight where there’s been rumours of Williams being handed a start by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp at Brighton.

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Liverpool's Neco Williams (left) and Manchester City's Phil Foden battle for the ball during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester

“Keelan’s completing his scholarship with Burnley and he’s a right back too. Both of them are doing well - they’ve got good footballing genes, considering I only played for Cefn United,” added Lee, whose three daughters are equally as talented with their feet.

“Emma runs a dance school so the girls, Taya, Sarae and Ocea are all elite dancers, competing all around the country.”

Neco, who was back home in North Wales before the Reds returned to training at Melwood, is keeping his feet on the ground despite totting up close to a quarter of a million followers on Instagram.

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Back then: Keelan Williams (right), pictured above and below at age of eight, was signed up by Liverpool FC, following in his big brother Neco's (left) footsteps

“When he was at home, we had people messaging and knocking on the door asking him to sign this and sign that and he’s only too happy to do it,” said Lee, who also revealed that he gave his son the option to choose Liverpool or Manchester United when both the giants were keen for signature as a youngster.

“I’m a United fan and Neco followed his dad - as you do - and supported them when he was younger. He was training at both clubs and he had the choice and chose Liverpool.”

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It’s proved to be a good decision for the former Cefn United youngster, who started off as a striker, played right wing and has now ended up as a quality attacking right back.

The big obstacle in his way is Liverpool’s current player in the position - England right back Trent Alexander Arnold.

“He’s obviously one of the best right-backs in the world right now so every day I’m training with him I’m picking up little things each day and trying to bring it into my own game,” said Neco earlier in the campaign.

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Neco Williams was signed by Liverpool at an early age

“Being there every day is a learning day for me and to train with one of the best teams in the world, if not the best team in the world right now, is going to make you a better player.

“Each day as it goes I don’t take for granted. I’m just grateful to be there every day.”

Williams made his bow in the dramatic 5-5 League Cup tie at home to Arsenal which the Reds won on penalties in October before featuring in the FA Cup ties against Sam Ricketts’ Shrewsbury Town as well as being in the World Club Championship winning squad that flew out to Qatar.

Speaking after his first team bow, Williams said: “There are a lot of differences, with the fans and the people watching. The way you play has got to be the same, whether it’s 23s or first team, but the things around it are what makes it different.

“At the start, it can take some getting used to, but once you are two minutes into the game you forget about the fans and focus on the game. Well that’s what I try and do anyway.

“The debut was a dream come true, and to top it off with a win and an assist for Divock at the end was even better.

“It just happened too fast, I wish it went on forever.”

That dream could ended with a Premier League winners medal if he features in another two games before the end of the season.

Liverpool boss Klopp insists he will not be handing out Premier League appearances “like Christmas presents” despite the title having been secured.

In their last two matches Williams, Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones, who scored Liverpool’s second against Aston Villa on Sunday.

“The youngsters are really close, but we won’t give them Premier League matches just for fun,” said Klopp, who takes his side to battling Brighton tonight.

“It’s not like giving Premier League appearances away like sweets.”

As for Toxteth teenager, he reflected on a perfect weekend after scoring his first Premier League goal less than 24 hours after signing a new lucrative five-year contract.

Jones, who also scored a brilliant winner at the other end to knock Merseyside rivals Everton out of the FA Cup in January, told “They could call it perfect but, for me, I’m just grateful for the manager and the rest of the staff for having the belief in me and putting me out there when it was only 1-0 and Villa were playing well,

“But it’s been a good week. He (Jurgen Klopp) was just saying the usual, he knows that I’m good on the ball but it’s about picking the right pass and knowing when to dribble.

“I think for any young lad that’s coming into the team like this, I think you’ve got to be confident, you’ve got to be brave and want to get on the ball. That’s what I try and do.”