Report: Liverpool player set to leave Anfield on loan, he was on the bench last night

Nathaniel Phillips of Liverpool during the FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5, 2020 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool's Nathaniel Phillips is set to move back to Stuttgart.

Nathaniel Phillips of Liverpool during the FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5, 2020 in Liverpool, England.

According to Goal, Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips is set for a return to German side Stuttgart, joining on loan until the end of the season.

It's claimed that the centre back is all set for a move back to Germany, having only spent a few weeks back at Anfield.

 

Phillips spent the first half of the season on loan at the 2.Bundesliga side, but was recalled late in December in order to ease Jurgen Klopp's defensive woes.

He started against Everton in the FA Cup last weekend, turning in a strong performance, and was even on the bench against Tottenham Hotspur last night.

Yet now, the 22-year-old is heading back to Stuttgart, with Jurgen Klopp keen to give him more exposure to regular first-team football.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)Nathaniel Phillips of Liverpool of Liverpool before of Liverpool before the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Tottenham...

Phillips offered cover behind Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk in the heart of the Liverpool defence, with Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip both out through injury.

Even additional cover Fabinho was out, but with all three set to return, Phillips has now been freed up to move on - and he'll be hoping to impress in the second half of the season, giving himself a chance to play for the Liverpool first team next season.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Nathaniel Phillips of Liverpool during the FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool FC and Everton at Anfield on January 05, 2020 in Liverpool,...

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