Nat Phillips doubled Liverpool’s lead in the opening stages of the second-half with a well-taken header to put away a lofted ball from Sadio Mane.
Lurking in the centre of the 18-yard-box, virtually unmarked, the 24-year-old found space to meet the Senegalese forward’s well-taken cross from the touchline.
It was the Bolton-born Englishman’s first effort in a red shirt and one Jurgen Klopp will no doubt be delighted with, having had to put his faith in the centre-half following a spate of injuries suffered to our key men in the heart of the defence.
Whilst there will be a temptation to cash in on the defender this summer, Phillips is increasingly making a case for us to hold on to him as a potential fourth-choice option for the backline.
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