Nat Phillips Had No Doubt Midfielder Was

Nat Phillips Had No Doubt Midfielder Was "a Serious Player"

Liverpool defender Nat Phillips says there were never any doubts in the squad about the ability of "unbelievable footballer" Thiago Alcântara. Thiago arrived at Anfield from Bayern Munich for the start of the season. He did not enjoy the easiest of bedding-in periods and was badly injured by a rash Richarlison tackle in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park in October. In a chat with the Liverpool Echo, Phillips discussed how impressed the first-team squad was with Thiago's ability in …
Red reveals words of advice and praise received from teammates

Red reveals words of advice and praise received from teammates

Liverpool defender Nat Phillips has spoken of some of the confidence-building words of encouragement he has heard from experienced teammates. Phillips played a pivotal role in Liverpool's strong run of form to the end of the season, normally alongside either Ozan Kabak or young Rhys Williams at the heart of The Reds' defence. Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Phillips revealed how some of the more senior players in the squad would take every opportunity to pass on advice or messages …
Thiago and Fabinho Axis Show The Way Forward For Liverpool

Thiago and Fabinho Axis Show The Way Forward For Liverpool

It has mostly been a train wreck of a season for Liverpool. Going into the season as defending champions, the Reds -- crippled by a huge injury toll -- relinquished their title without as much as a whimper and they gave a generally poor account of themselves in cup competitions, both domestically and in Europe. As things stand, the Anfield club face a fight to even compete at Europe's top table again next season, a prospect that would have seemed …
Thiago on how it felt to break his Liverpool duck

Thiago on how it felt to break his Liverpool duck

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcântara vowed that The Reds will keep fighting for a top-four finish after his goal sealed their latest win. The Spain international popped up with a well-taken late goal to secure all three points, giving Liverpool a 2-0 victory against Southampton on Saturday night. Sadio Mané had opened the scoring in the first half for Jürgen Klopp's men. Speaking with Sky Sports in his post-match interview, Thiago commented on Liverpool's push for Champions League qualification and how …
Will this be Liverpool's lineup to face Aston Villa tonight in the FA Cup?

Will this be Liverpool's lineup to face Aston Villa tonight in the FA Cup?

Liverpool travel to Villa Park tonight as they prepare to face Dean Smith's Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup. Jürgen Klopp is likely to field a much-changed side for The Reds as some youth talent and squad players are given the opportunity to showcase their talents in a push towards the first team. It is the ideal time for some of Liverpool's stars to be rested after some jaded-looking Premier League outings in recent weeks. Caoimhin …
Trio of Liverpool stars return to training ahead of busy festive schedule

Trio of Liverpool stars return to training ahead of busy festive schedule

Liverpool welcomed back the trio of Thiago Alcântara, James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri this week as they returned to full training. Thiago had been out injured since the 2-2 draw at Everton in mid-October. His injury was sustained thanks to a horror challenge late in the game from The Toffees' Brazil international Richarlison. The former FC Bayern star has only featured in two Liverpool games since his arrival on Merseyside. James Milner went off injured in Liverpool's 1-1 draw at …
Klopp gives injury update ahead of Ajax clash

Klopp gives injury update ahead of Ajax clash

Jürgen Klopp gave Liverpool fans an update on the squad's injury-list this week as The Reds prepare to start their Champions League campaign away to Dutch giants Ajax. Virgil van Dijk will most likely miss the rest of the season after Jordan Pickford's horror challenge on Saturday. Thiago Alcântara was also injured in the Everton game. Richarlison earned himself a straight red card for his late tackle on the Spain international midfielder late in the game. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com this …
Reds step up training regime as some senior players return ahead of Everton clash

Reds step up training regime as some senior players return ahead of Everton clash

Liverpool continued their preparations for their trip to top-of-the-table Everton in the early game this coming Saturday. Jürgen Klopp and his coaching staff were able to work closely with several senior members of the first-team squad who are not away on international duty. Some good news is that Thiago Alcântara, Joël Matip and Sadio Mané all returned to training after being unavailable for the last few weeks (Thiago and Mané had COVID-19 while Matip was injured). Mohamed Salah and veteran …
Fitness update on Liverpool squad ahead of this weekend's Merseyside derby

Fitness update on Liverpool squad ahead of this weekend's Merseyside derby

Liverpool should have Thiago Alcântara and Sadio Mané available for selection for this Saturday's clash with Everton at Goodison Park. Jürgen Klopp may also be able to bring Jordan Henderson back into the starting lineup but Naby Keïta will miss out after an initial positive test while on international duty in recent days. Keïta tested positive while with the Guinea national team during this international break. As of Monday evening, he was in isolation and awaiting the results of a …
Thiago Signing Could Unlock Wijnaldum To Go Double Dutch

Thiago Signing Could Unlock Wijnaldum To Go Double Dutch

The futures of Thiago Alcantara and Georginio Wijnaldum seemed inextricably linked. The 29-year-old midfielders, whose respective contracts at FC Bayern and Liverpool had a year left to run, were both widely expected to move on this summer. Thiago, after signalling his intent to leave the European Champions in pursuit of a new challenge, was expected to drop anchor at Liverpool, provided Wijnaldum -- who has been linked heavily to his former national team manager Ronald Koeman's Barcelona -- left the …
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