Liverpool recalled Nat Phillips from his loan spell in Germany so he could play against Everton today, and the centre-back did well in the first-half.
The 22-year-old looked composed alongside Joe Gomez, with Jurgen Klopp choosing to give the world’s best defender Virgil van Dijk a rest.
This particular tackle was our favourite moment. Everton were counter-attacking down their left, but Phillips came across and slid in – just as the Dutchman he was standing in for would have done.
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 5, 2020
With Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip currently crocked, Phillips is our third-choice central defender – and the fact he’s been called back by Klopp proves he’s rated by the boss.
As fans, it’s our job to back him.