Many Liverpool fans were fuming with the performance of Nathaniel Phillips during the first half of their Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion.
Going in to the match, the Reds knew that three more wins could secure Champions League football next year, and in already relegated West Brom, they could hardly have asked for better opponents. However, things didn’t quite go to plan as they find themselves drawing 1-1 after Mohamed Salah cancelled out Hal Robson-Kanu’s opener.
Phillips was selected to play at the heart of the back four and he struggled during the first 45 minutes. The strike which put Jurgen Klopp’s men behind was partly down to him as he was unable to hold the offside trap, and he overall struggled to deal with the Baggies’ forwards.
Is Phillips good enough for Liverpool?
Some Liverpool fans were far from happy with the former Stuttgart loanee, and they took to social media platform Twitter to share their thoughts on his display, with one angry Kopite even calling him a “joke”.
Let’s see what these fans had to say about Phillips
“Rhys Williams and Nathaniel Phillips defensive partnership isn’t even Championship standard”
“Williams overcommits and Phillips doesn’t cover. 2 useless players”
“Phillips is a joke”
“Williams and Phillips are not good enough, people need to wake up and realize we need Konate and Matip instead”
Shocking defending, Phillips playing him on as well
“Shock as Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams cost us another goal”
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