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      AlwaysTheKop
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      Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Oct 31, 2020 07:28:43 pm
      Top lad, that is all.
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      Reply #1: Oct 31, 2020 07:38:31 pm
      Well done Nat, didn't put a foot wrong, deservedly MOTM !
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      Reply #2: Oct 31, 2020 08:09:08 pm
      Superb performance, needs more game time and can become a part of the matchday squad going forward.
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      Reply #3: Oct 31, 2020 08:19:20 pm
      Well done Nat was perfect for his role today. I wonder if he is the man for the aerial teams and someone else will come in for the more mobile teams like City?
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      Reply #4: Oct 31, 2020 08:35:09 pm
      The header in the 94th minute, quality

      Well done Nat
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      Reply #5: Oct 31, 2020 08:39:11 pm
      Very good display, impressive. I think we might have a decent 4th choice or possibly even 3rd.
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      Reply #6: Nov 01, 2020 08:57:44 am
      Proper old school English centre half. For a high press team like ours it’s inevitable we will be up against a lot of teams that will play hoof ball to avoid it. Having his aerial ability will certainly do us a world of good.

      Pleases for him seems like a top lad.
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      Reply #7: Nov 01, 2020 12:55:38 pm
      I loved the aggression when he was attacking those aerial balls. Felt as if he was really trying to make an impression on those strikers that he wasn’t going to be bullied.
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      Reply #8: Nov 01, 2020 11:17:59 pm
      Proper old school English centre half. For a high press team like ours it’s inevitable we will be up against a lot of teams that will play hoof ball to avoid it. Having his aerial ability will certainly do us a world of good.

      Pleases for him seems like a top lad.

      Agreed 

      My MOTM. Great display.

      He said in his post match interview, his strength is his aerial ability. That's great, that's exactly what we need with Big Virg out.
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      Reply #9: Nov 02, 2020 11:04:22 am
      Agreed 

      My MOTM. Great display.

      He said in his post match interview, his strength is his aerial ability. That's great, that's exactly what we need with Big Virg out.

      Fully agree but the question  for me is, is he exactly what we need next Sunday against City? That will be a huge test. They  certainly wont be playing long balls and crosses for him to head out.
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      Reply #10: Nov 02, 2020 11:14:59 am
      Fully agree but the question  for me is, is he exactly what we need next Sunday against City? That will be a huge test. They  certainly wont be playing long balls and crosses for him to head out.

      Matip should be back and will go in the team. If not then I think Klopp will play Rhys as he is more mobile.
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      Reply #11: Nov 02, 2020 12:05:50 pm
      Matip should be back and will go in the team. If not then I think Klopp will play Rhys as he is more mobile.

      I think you could be right on Matip however, if it was a choice between Phillips and Williams i would always go with Phillips. Without VVD we lack an organiser so i would rather have a talker on the pitch (which Phillips appears to be) and someone with a bit more experience. It's rare to see a 19 year old CB starting in England and not without reason, Phillips is a few years older (22) and spent half of last season playing senior football in Germany, he is also a no nonsense defender who is more likely to simply clear his lines than play a pretty pass. Given some of our recent defensive troubles I don't think that is such a bad thing either. The lad was superb at the weekend so well done to him, we really needed a performance and he gave one, he also can't seem to believe he is playing for LFC's first team, i loved his interview after the game! 
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      Reply #12: Nov 02, 2020 10:00:12 pm
      Fully agree but the question  for me is, is he exactly what we need next Sunday against City? That will be a huge test. They  certainly wont be playing long balls and crosses for him to head out.

      If he gets a chance, he needs to take it. Step up time and let's see what he's got on a regular basis.

      Matip gets injured every few games, can't count on him, as much as I like Joel.
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #13: Nov 03, 2020 06:48:27 am
      I'm happy for Nat and he did well vs. West Ham.

      But he was about to be sold to Swansea, in the Championship and something fell through. It's better that he is here than not here at the moment but it is extremely unlikely he has any long term future with Liverpool.
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #14: Nov 03, 2020 07:35:07 am
      Fully agree but the question  for me is, is he exactly what we need next Sunday against City? That will be a huge test. They  certainly wont be playing long balls and crosses for him to head out.
      He’s not and I expect Matip to start.

      For the other 80% of deep sitting teams he would be good just seen a stat this morning that has us sitting last in the league in aerial duel % wins.
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #15: Nov 03, 2020 02:02:23 pm
      I'm happy for Nat and he did well vs. West Ham.

      But he was about to be sold to Swansea, in the Championship and something fell through. It's better that he is here than not here at the moment but it is extremely unlikely he has any long term future with Liverpool.

      I agree his future lies somewhere else but now that he is getting game time it can only help him showcase his abilities and hopefully more teams show interest in him.
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #16: Nov 03, 2020 03:18:17 pm
      If he gets a chance, he needs to take it. Step up time and let's see what he's got on a regular basis.

      Matip gets injured every few games, can't count on him, as much as I like Joel.

      Therefore, we will see him more till January in the League. I won't play him next Sunday since I think that Matip will be rested tonight so will be good for Sunday.
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #17: Nov 11, 2020 04:04:45 pm
      Time to stand up Nat your time is now
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #18: Nov 11, 2020 05:47:45 pm
      Time to stand up Nat your time is now

      Going to see a bit more of him than we all thought now I guess.
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #19: Nov 11, 2020 07:53:26 pm
      Oh Nate!! Can you hear meeee??!
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      Reply #20: Nov 28, 2020 06:05:11 pm
      Another solid performance. Well in lad!
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #21: Dec 09, 2020 06:35:16 pm
      He could really step up with van dijk and gomez and his performance recently does prove he can be a possible fourth-choice centre back option
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #22: Dec 28, 2020 01:07:30 pm
      Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips have both done pretty well filling in for us so far, but Nat has impressed me more of the 2. I thought Rhys might have the edge on him in terms of pace, but it looks like that is not the case, so it would be Phillips for me for the Newcastle game (especially as we are really short on the aerial side of the game now).
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #23: Dec 31, 2020 12:30:43 pm
      Watching the highlights and seeing his yellow card from yesterday, my mind immediately went to this from American football:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixMVuOslebI

      Just to add I thought he performed pretty well. Got turned in the first half and then the foul in the 2nd, but overall was a decent stand-in.


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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #24: Dec 31, 2020 05:01:00 pm
      For being the 6th option in the depth chart he is doing better than you would expect. He's not the problem, it's the horseshit luck we've had with CB injuries this year.

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