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Liverpool: Fans want Nat Phillips to start against Chelsea

Liverpool: Fans want Nat Phillips to start against Chelsea - Liverpool

In response to a question from Liverpool news feed @TheAnfieldTalk, Reds fans have called for Nathaniel Phillips to keep his place for Thursday’s vital clash with Chelsea.

Phillips lined-up alongside January signing Ozan Kabak for Sunday’s 2-0 win at Sheffield United.

He was drafted into the starting XI to replace Jordan Henderson, who picked up an injury in the Merseyside Derby.

Phillips turned in a solid performance, winning a team-high seven aerial duels (via WhoScored).

Fabinho, who has been filling in at centre-half during Liverpool’s injury crisis, is expected to be fit again (via Goal). That leaves Jurgen Klopp with something of a selection dilemma.

He may elect to play Fabinho in his preferred midfield slot and stick with Sunday’s pairing, but the Brazilian was excellent at centre-back in September’s reverse fixture, which Liverpool won 2-0.

In fact, he’s proven capable of marshalling some of the league’s top attackers as a makeshift defender, so Kabak’s run of four consecutive starts may be halted.

It is a crucial game in Liverpool’s season, offering them the chance to leapfrog their top-four rivals.

Should Phillips start v Chelsea? Fans have their say

“Easy. Should be on paper for the remainder of the season until Virg/Matip/Gomez return.”

Credit: @LFCDGSx

“100%. Even if Fab starts it’s for Kabak.”

Credit: @LFCMaxs

“Definitely, he’s our best centre half atm”

Credit: @SeventySixRole

“Yes we need centre backs as centre backs! Wins aerials battles and a good tackler, slightly lacks a bit of pace but I’d prefer Fab back in midfield protecting the defence”

Credit: @duncanrees10

“He eats nails for breakfast now with that new haircut of course start him… kind of want Fabinho in midfield maybe for Thiago or Jones.”

Credit: @Lucas_Duston7

“Personally I think he’s done better than Kabak”

Credit: @LFC_Trent66_

“100% he’s the only one capable of handling Giroud”

Credit: @LFC4NAIJA

“Think the key is to keep playing the same back four in all matches, from now and get Fabinho back to the DM.”

Credit: @sonmul17

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