Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips is delighted to be part of first team preseason.
Phillips featured in a 0-0 friendly draw with Bury.
Reflecting on his recent first-team involvement, the defender told Liverpoolfc.com: "At the moment I'm just trying to relish every opportunity I get given because I know in football opportunities are few and far between.
"So any chance I get in front of the manager is like a blessing really. I've just got to make the most of it."
The next target for the Bolton-born centre-back is to secure a place in the squad for the upcoming tour of the United States.
Asked about the prospect, he added: "I'd say so, yes, but I've got to take each step at a time.
"It's not that far around the corner and there will be players returning from the World Cup so if I can hold my place [in the squad] that will be one thing accomplished."