Liverpool fullback Neco Williams admits the online abuse he took last year was hard to take.
The teenage full-back briefly deactivated his social media account after coming in for criticism in the wake of Liverpool 's 7-2 win over Lincoln City in the FA Cup last season.
He hailed leaders in the Anfield dressing room such as Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk for helping him emerge from the abuse he faced.
“I don't think any 19-year-old should be getting stick like that," he told the Independent.
“I haven't got the experience, it's always going to be tough coming into one of the best teams in the world, I'm young and I'm learning and, of course, I'll make mistakes.
“I had some of the experienced lads around me like Virgil [van Dijk] and Hendo [Jordan Henderson]. They told me even the best players in the world get bad comments.
“They aren't going to affect me. If they did, it's only made me stronger and a better player."