The Reds rotated their lineup for the midweek clash, with the young defender and eight others getting into the team for the comfortable 3-0 win.
"It was a massive honour," he told the club's website post-match.
"Obviously after the period I've had, the different injuries and coming back, I'm relishing every minute and on top of that, to be able to captain the side was unbelievable. I really enjoyed it.
"You're responsible to try to lead as best you can. Everyone does that in different ways. I knew you don't want to do anything over the top or out of the ordinary, you want to be yourself.
"The boys, everyone is unbelievable so there's not much you need to say; it's just about trying to be confident and give as much encouragement as possible."
Asked about competition for places this term, he added: "That desire, just try to apply it every day in the gym and on the training pitch. That's all I can do.
"I know I'm at a top team with unbelievable players around me and part of that is just trying to play your part to push them. Aside from that, it's just patience.
"I'm enjoying being part of it and being fit. I'm at a great facility with great people, a great club. I've got to enjoy that and just be ready for when the time comes."
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