Walton he wasnt played for spells in Jan and Feb, no getting away from it,Hendo and Fab played there, Rhys got called ahead of him.
He played v Newcastle on new years eve, that was it till west ham on Jan 31, 7 games 5 of those league. He played v Brighton and then not until Sheff utd 5 games later, 4 league games
Thats 9 league games he was not stated between new years and the end of Feb mate, why? He never let us down when he was played. But got dropped. Comes back in at the end of Feb and doesnt leave the team l, we lost 1 in that run
Only Jürgen knows mate, maybe he didn’t fully trust in him in certain situations against a certain opponent, who knows, Jürgen himself wasn’t himself if you know what I mean and certainly made a few let’s say mis- guided judgment’s in that time zone you mentioned, in the meantime could it be that Nat himself grew in stature and confidence the more trust Jürgen put upon him, added to the day to day work done at Melwood and at Kirby,
In the end he became the leading CB entrusted to boss the back line to the best his abilities would allow, and that his testament to Nat himself, so much so that it means Kabak will return to Shalke rather than be offered a contract here, with sheer hard work and determination Nat Phillips has proven what can be accomplished by simply getting your head down and getting on with it, now he’s not daft either, he knows he will still be probably 4th or 5th choice behind, Virgil, Joe, Joel & Ibrahima if indeed he arrives, but he now knows that Jürgen trusts him and knows that in certain situations against certain individuals he will be called upon,
He deserves his place in the squad he’s earned it, so unless he himself wants first team football elsewhere I’m sure he’s happy enough to still be at LFC.
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