Liverpool fans have applauded Academy graduate Nathaniel Phillips after he returned to Stuttgart on loan for the rest of the season.
The centre-back returned to the 2.Bundesliga club after he initially moved to them on loan in August, where he made 11 appearances. He was recalled by the Merseyside club after Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez were the only fit central defenders with both Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren both enduring respective spells on the sidelines (as per talkSPORT). Phillips was brought in to play in his side’s FA Cup third-round tie against Everton, which they won 1-0 thanks to a stunning strike from 18-year-old Curtis Jones.
Nathaniel Phillips has returned to Stuttgart on loan until the end of the season.
Good luck, Nat! 🙌https://t.co/I25Nl434jx
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 13, 2020
With Matip back in first-team training and Lovren on his way to full fitness, the club’s official website announced that Phillips has been allowed to return to the German outfit to complete his loan spell and continue his development. Supporters were delighted with his efforts against their arch-rivals and made their feelings clear on social media.
You can find some of the best Twitter responses from Liverpool fans down below…
Mission accomplished Mr Phillips, mission accomplished. pic.twitter.com/xEP7FmKgoq
— LFCZA 🇿🇦 👍🏻🤚🏻 (@LFCZA) January 13, 2020
Came to destroy everton, what a man
— Iver (@Iversev2) January 13, 2020
AHAHAHA he came, he conquered the bluenoses and he left. Sir Nathaniel.
— Gëggenpressing FC (@KloppOfTheKop_) January 13, 2020
This is absolutely brilliant called back defeated everton and returned to germany
We call you back again
— somali kop 🇸🇴🇸🇴 (@somali_kop) January 13, 2020
We really brought this guy back just to embarrass The Blues 🤣
— Meg (@itsmeg_statham) January 13, 2020
Thanks for that performance against Ev
— Ćousama O3 (@CousamaO3) January 13, 2020
Thanks for the Everton game boss!
— Mats (@MatsLFC) January 13, 2020
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