Liverpool‘s injury crisis saw Nathaniel Phillips make his Premier League debut against West Ham, and he produced an imperious display at Anfield.
After Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Fabinho were all ruled out, Phillips partnered Joe Gomez in the centre of defence, having only ever turned out previously in an FA Cup clash.
He earned rave reviews from Jamie Carragher and Jurgen Klopp and we’ve listed five stats from his impressive performance in their 2-1 win.
– The centre-back frustrated West Ham’s forwards all game, making two interceptions and six ball recoveries.
– Van Dijk is renowned for his strength the air and Phillips helped fill that void by winning five aerial duels – the most on either side.
– The 23-year-old also showcased his excellent ability on the ball, taking 96 touches and completing 66 passes at a success rate of 81.5%.
– He wasn’t at fault for Pablo Fornals’ goal and made zero errors leading to shots against the Hammers.
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