Liverpool fans in agreement over Phillips after defender’s Leipzig display

Liverpool fans are in agreement over defender Nathaniel Phillips following his display against RB Leipzig.

The 23-year-old enjoyed a clean sheet as the Reds secured their place in the Champions League quarter-finals, beating the German side 2-0 for a 4-0 aggregate victory.

Playing alongside Schalke loanee Ozan Kabak, he did have a job to do in Hungary as Jurgen Klopp’s side did face 11 shots on goal.

But Phillips made sure they were limited to just two on target, knocking out last seasons’ semi-finalists.

And the Anfield faithful noticed a key aspect of the Englishman’s play at the Puskas Arena.

“Nat Phillips’ head is made of concrete – what a performance,” one supporter said.

The defender took on six aerial battles while wearing a head band against Leipzig, winning 75 per-cent of his tackles and making five clearances.

Another commented: “Phillips’ head game is f***ing crazy.”

While a third wrote: “Nat Phillips would header his own mother if it meant defending his goal.”

A fourth sarcastically suggested the 23-year-old could have avoided a seismic event in world history.

“The dinosaurs could’ve used Nat Phillips to head the asteroid away,” they wrote.

And another said: “A list of things Nat Phillips wouldn’t header… – That is all.”

With a sixth commenting: “I'm pretty sure that padding on Nat Phillips’ head was put on at the balls request.”

A seventh wrote: “If there was a plane falling from the sky pointing right at me and I could either move or let Nat Phillips head it away…I'm standing still.”

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  • And a final supporter simply said: “Imagine loving someone as much as Nat Phillips loves doing big mad headers. Impossible.”

    Phillips was making his 10th appearance of the season for Liverpool, his last coming in the 1-0 Premier League defeat to Fulham.

    But the youngster admitted last year that he almost left Anfield before making an impressive debut in the Reds’ 2-1 win over West Ham in October.

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