“He’s a really good kid, a really good player and I’m really happy to have him around,” Klopp added.
“That’s how it is sometimes. Situations where you have problems means there’s always an opportunity for somebody else and he took it just exceptionally well.
“I’m really, really happy for him.
And Klopp also revealed he had a private conversation with Williams this week to try and boost his confidence after the full-back was subbed off at half time against Brighton.
“We had a long talk this week, we both thought he had a lot more in the locker than he showed so far,” he added.
“But that’s exactly the situation. When it’s the right moment for a young boy to come in.
He added: “Tonight he showed glimpses – he can be so much better – but tonight he showed that it’s all good.”