Liverpool‘s injury disaster noticed Nathaniel Phillips make his Premier League debut towards West Ham, and he produced an imperious show at Anfield.
After Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Fabinho had been all dominated out, Phillips partnered Joe Gomez within the centre of defence, having solely ever turned out beforehand in an FA Cup clash.
He earned rave critiques from Jamie Carragher and Jurgen Klopp and we’ve listed 5 stats from his spectacular efficiency of their 2-1 win.
– Phillips made 9 clearances throughout the 90 minutes.at Anfield – more than another player on the pitch.
– The centre-back pissed off West Ham’s forwards all game, making two interceptions and 6 ball recoveries.
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– Van Dijk is famend for his power the air and Phillips helped fill that void by profitable 5 aerial duels – probably the most on both side.
– The 23-year-old also showcased his glorious capacity on the ball, taking 96 touches and finishing 66 passes at a success price of 81.5%.
– He wasn’t at fault for Pablo Fornals’ goal and made zero errors main to shots towards the Hammers.
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