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Nat Phillips admits watching the Old Firm from the media box “wasn’t as fun”

Liverpool loanee Nat Phillips gave his thoughts on missing out on his Old Firm debut

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The Liverpool defender joined the Scottish Champions during the summer transfer window on a six-month loan deal.

The defender left Jurgen Klopp’s side after finding out he would be the fifth choice centre-back this season.

Phillips is somewhat of a ‘cult hero’ within the history of Liverpool following his stellar performances during the 2020/21 season.

Alongside Rhys Williams, the duo stepped up when they were most needed, following a major injury crisis for The Reds.

Since then however, he has never consistently featured in Liverpool’s starting eleven.

This meant that a move was the most sensible option as, at 26-years-old, the defender is about to hit his prime and needs to be playing regular football.

Phillips made his debut for the 53-time Scottish champions on the 16th September in a 3-0 win against Dundee.

He unfortunately, however, missed the chance to make his Old Firm debut and was forced to watch the game from Celtic’s media box.

Speaking on the missed opportunity, the defender stated “I had to watch it from inside so I didn’t get to experience it for myself. But It’s obviously got a huge reputation.”

“The lads did well to get a result. Obviously I wanted to be in and around the dressing room,”

“Taking it in in the media room wasn’t as fun as it might have been in the stands…but at the same time, it might not have been fun as the only Celtic person in the stand!”

“But I enjoyed it. It was good to be there supporting the lads, it was obviously a tense game to watch.”



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