Liverpool star Nat Phillips is riding a high after a solid end to the season. The defender has now hinted at long term plans at the club.
Liverpool defender Nat Phillips has outlined his desire to remain at Anfield and fight for a regular first team place after being thrust into the spotlight this season.
The 24-year-old effectively transitioned from fifth choice to first choice centre back following a series of injuries which ravaged the Reds back line, though a strong end to the campaign helped his side secure Champions League football.
Phillips has been lavished with praise by both manager Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool fan base, after playing a starring role in a momentum shift which produced five clean sheets from the final 10 matches of the domestic season.
Now, Phillips is determined to knuckle down and improve on the weaknesses in his game, while battling to continue as a senior Liverpool player.
Following the season-ending 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace, Phillips told LFCTV: “Don’t get me wrong, even though I feel like this season’s been successful for me, I know that I’ve got plenty to work on and plenty to improve on.”
“That’s what I’ll be doing in the off-season, I’ll have a little break and then get back to training on my own and work on things maybe you don’t get the opportunity to during the season, because it’s so intense.”
“So I’ll be doing that and hopefully have a strong pre-season, just continue to develop and build on what I’ve done so far this year.”
Pressed on whether he wants to continue figuring prominently for the Reds for the coming season, Phillips concluded: “Yes, certainly.”