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Huge number of Liverpool fans make it clear who they want to start in defence vs Man United

Many Liverpool fans have voted in high numbers to make it clear they want to see Nat Phillips start in defence against Manchester United this weekend.

The Reds have an injury crisis at the moment, with Virgil van Dijk suffering a serious injury earlier in the season, while Joel Matip and Joe Gomez have also been in and out of the squad due to niggling fitness issues.

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This has seen Jurgen Klopp resort to using Fabinho and even Jordan Henderson in defence, but he’s also shown faith in youngsters like Phillips and Rhys Williams on occasion.

Still, when The Athletic’s James Pearce put out a poll asking who should partner Fabinho against Man Utd at the weekend, loads of fans made it clear Phillips was the best choice…

Nearly 54,000 fans voted in this poll, and Phillips looks the clear winner, so now the decision rests with Klopp.

LFC ran away with the title last season but now take on United on Sunday with the threat of going six points behind them if they lose.

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5 Comments

  1. Mzico says:

    Of course Nat Phillips better defender than Williams.
    Otherwise a win for Pool or worst case scenario draw.

  2. naza says:

    Rhys Williams do well againts Son & Keane. Why not use him to face just Ings & co. We need Hendo as DM. I choose Rhys Williams

  3. Marvin says:

    Liverpool should have never gone into the season with only 3 CB’s( 2 in Matip and Gomez are injury prone). They should have signed a defender once the January window opened, there are options out there. Both Philips and Williams aren’t good enough but Philips has more speed and strength than Williams. You need 4 quality players in each positions in a squad excluding the goalkeeper.

  4. Red Biz says:

    With the injury crisis, why hasn’t Gruic been pulled back from his loan.
    Would be a useful player to have.

    1. John Culverwell says:

      Good point.

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