Jurgen Klopp praises Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips

May 20, 2021
By: Jamie Jones

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised Nathaniel Phillips for his performance against Burnley on Wednesday evening.

The Merseyside outfit got the better of Burnley 3-0 away from home at Turf Moor in the Premier League.

Phillips scored the second goal for last season’s champions in the opening minutes of the second half when he headed home Sadio Mane’s cross from the left.

The 24-year-old central defender was also a rock at the back, as, along with Rhys Williams, he kept the Burnley attackers at bay.

Phillips has got his chance this season due to long-term injuries to Joel Marip, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, and his performances have impressed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Klopp told Liverpool’s official website about Phillips: “Very pleased, very pleased. I love the boy, he knows that. If we really make it or not, whatever, let’s talk after the Crystal Palace game. 

“Just let’s finish this season and then if you want I write a book about both boys – about Nat and about Rhys, it’s no problem. 

“But let’s please play this game and let the boys stay focused, let them recover and all these kind of things. Then we can talk about that. I promise you if you want I answer [for] an hour your question.”

Liverpool are now fourth in the Premier League table and are rated at 6/1 by Betfair to win 3-0 against Crystal Palace at Anfield this Sunday and cement a Champions League place.

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