Six years on from his spell in the Conference South with Weston-super-Mare, four years after playing in League Two, and midway through his first season in the Premier League, Watkins' arrival on the international stage is just the latest step on his remarkable journey. Here, with the help of his current and former coaches and team-mates, we hear what has driven his ascent and how he has adapted to the new challenges along the way…
Liverpool played their first game after the announcement of the European Super League, and failed to win against Leeds
He said: “He senses where the space is and how to use it. I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s a dribbler with skills and tricks but he’s dynamic. How he plays, he is unique in some ways.