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Jurgen Klopp has found “monster” bringing something new to Liverpool side

Liverpool defender Nat Phillips has been particularly impressive in recent weeks and he helped Jurgen Klopp’s side keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Wolves on Monday.

Klopp hailed the 23-year-old as a “monster” after Liverpool’s 2-0 win over RB Leipzig last week and former Reds defender Jamie Carragher has also described Phillips as “a real monster”.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the win over Wolves, Carragher said: “He played a huge role in the game and he [Phillips] is a monster in the air.

“So when you talk about what Liverpool lack when other ones are playing, they get a great deal in terms of defending set-pieces and his ability in the air. He’s a real monster in that position.”

Nat Phillips helped Liverpool keep a clean sheet against Wolves

The game was the third time that Phillips has started alongside Ozan Kabak and marked the pair’s third clean sheet in all competitions.

Klopp said after the game that he was “really happy” with the pair’s performance, saying: “They played really, really well and I liked it a lot. It was a massive task from a concentration point of view, but they did really well and I’m really happy.”

Phillips impressed alongside Ozan Kabak at the back

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Carragher was also impressed with the pair, adding: “He [Klopp] mentioned the centre-backs there, two clean sheets on the bounce. I think the last three they’ve played together, all three have been clean sheets.

“I think being in that position myself as a young player, when you’re a young centre-back, you don’t want the fella next to you to be a young centre-back.

“It’s the same when you’re talking about old players as well, you want a nice balance. Certainly in that position, you want experience when you can get it, but Liverpool are not in a position to have that and I though the two of them were really good tonight.

“What they did was they helped each other out. Now because they’re young, they’re going to make mistakes.

“Just little things that maybe I see through my experience and mistakes I made myself as a young player. But like I said, the great thing was the other one was always there to help them out.”




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