The England international admitted he enjoyed the responsibility of having the captaincy and helping Welsh youth international Jones, who partnered him at centre-half, through victory over Manchester United.
Kelly told liverpoolfc.com: "I remember going back a few years when I was his age playing alongside a few of the senior lads. The reserve league was a lot different back then but it was a good experience.
"It was good to encourage him and I think all the young lads did well."
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