This comes after Phillips made a guest appearance on a recent episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he discussed a range of topics about himself and the club.
On the subject of his future with the Reds, Phillips had this to say on the matter. (56.14)
He said: “I think it would depend on if they saw a role for me at Liverpool, and then what that role will be and then I’d have to decide what’s best for myself off the back of that.
“I’ve loved all my time at Liverpool, up until this moment. I’ve loved having the opportunity to play for the club, to have been taken on by the fans so much this year.”
“There’s not been a moment really, obviously there have been difficult moments from my time here, but I’ve loved every minute of it, and I’d love to carry on playing for the club, but I’ve also got to take into consideration what’s best for my career and I think that’ll depend on what role Liverpool see they do or don’t have for me at the club and then I’ll have to go from there.”
TIF Thoughts on Nat Phillips’ comments on his future with Liverpool…
Given how Liverpool currently have Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip presumably returning from long-term injuries at some point next season, as well as their recent signing of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig, it’s understandable why there could be an air of doubt about what Phillips’ role at Anfield could be moving forward.
What should Liverpool do with Nat Phillips this summer?
Keep him in the squad
Loan him out
However, taking into account how Phillips ended the season as Liverpool’s second-highest rated player with an overall rating of 7.29/10 according to WhoScored, perhaps the club should keep him as a regular player for them moving forward.
In our view, Phillips has shown this season that he is more than capable of being a useful figure in Liverpool’s defence and the club should think very carefully about what their future plans for him are.