Steve Nicol names the player Klopp should never play

Steve Nicol slams Nat Phillips for his horrendous performance against Real Madrid.

Jurgen Klopp has been advised by Reds legend Steve Nicol to drop Nat Philips.

Philips has been a regular this season due to the awful injury problems the Merseyside club have faced.

Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final game in Madrid.

Toni Kroos explained how they were instructed to expose the inexperienced Reds centre-back duo Nat Phillips and new signing Ozan Kabak.

Steve Nicol claims that Phillips’ time should be up in a Reds shirt.


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“You’ve got Phillips who today showed his complete and utter lack of experience,” Nicol said on ESPN FC.

“The two goals he was involved in are [about] starting positions.

“That comes down to experience and you can’t afford to have a player in such an important position who can’t get the first basic principle of defending, and that’s [getting] the starting position right.

“So no surprise you lose goals.”


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