Liverpool's Nathaniel Phillips joins VfB Stuttgart on loan after extending contract with Reds

Liverpool's Nathaniel Phillips joins VfB Stuttgart on loan after extending contract with Reds

Young Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips has moved to German side VfB Stuttgart on a season-long loan after also signing a new long-term contract with The Reds.

Phillips featured a lot over the pre-season and Klopp and his backroom team must have liked what they saw, hence the contract extension for the 22-year-old centre-back.

The Liverpoolfc.com site reported that:

Nathaniel Phillips has today signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool and immediately joined German side VfB Stuttgart on a season’s loan.

The 22-year-old, who has been with the Reds for the past three seasons, inked the new deal at Melwood before agreeing terms on a switch that will see him spend the duration of the 2019-20 campaign with the 2. Bundesliga team.

Phillips has yet to make his senior competitive debut for Liverpool but was part of Jürgen Klopp’s squad for the pre-season tour of the United States last month.

Phillips will gain some invaluable first-team experience in the second tier of German football and could be far better equipped for the senior Liverpool squad upon his return next summer.

The defender was one of a few players from the U23s who impressed during Liverpool’s summer fixtures.

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