A number of Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to discuss Jurgen Klopp’s team selection for tonight’s Premier League game, with some worrying Nathaniel Phillips is injured.
The 23-year-old centre-back has made eight league appearances this season with the Reds in the midst of an injury crisis.
However, the Reds academy graduate hasn’t made the matchday squad to face Chelsea in tonight’s 8:15pm kickoff at Anfield.
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Klopp has made two changes, with Alisson Becker back in goal and Fabinho lining up alongside Ozan Kabak at centre-back, and Rhys Williams is on the bench.
Given Phillips’ failure to even make the bench, some fans are now concerned that he’s also sidelined, as per some of the comments below:
— gf007heavy (@gf007heavy) March 4, 2021
Phillips injured but warra team. Come on the boys #ynwa
— 𝚃𝚃 (@LFCMaxs) March 4, 2021
Obviously unfit or injured🤷♂️
— YŇWÅ✌ (@Conquillion) March 4, 2021
Must be injured surely? I can’t imagine him being dropped from the squad for Rhys Williams
— LFC (@xMCRx13) March 4, 2021
— 🔴James 🔴 (@FootballHotTakz) March 4, 2021
Why Philips even not in the squad for Rhys Williams!! You may need to sub a CB during a game for any reason
— A.Nasser (@nasser98RmLfc) March 4, 2021
Yeah I ain’t happy about that!!! Would rather have Phillips playing … fab in midfield … surely he must injured?
— PJ (@inabigbigway) March 4, 2021
Nat Phillips injured? 😭😭😭
— Graeme Power 🇮🇪 (@Graemeboi) March 4, 2021
*rubs eyes again* Nat Phillips finally joins the LFC elite by getting injured.
— Agog (@agoglife) March 4, 2021
One boost for Klopp comes in the form of Diogo Jota making the bench.
The Portuguese forward is involved in a matchday squad for the first time since December 9 following a knee injury.