Liverpool player told to seal temporary exit this summer

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Liverpool defender Nat Phillips has been told by Glen Johnson that he should consider a loan deal away from the club this summer in order to keep learning and improving, without ending his ‘Liverpool dream’ in the process.

Phillips emerged on the scene last year when the club was in dire straits in terms of defenders being injured.

He did a good job, too, with some big performances at the back and that really saw him win over supporters and pundits.

Indeed, he’s set himself up for a top flight career but Johnson says it might be best he veers away from Liverpool at least for a little bit.

He set to Bet Odds via the Daily Star:

He [Phillips] really impressed me as he came into the side during a really tough time and he stepped into shoes that were impossible to fill and I think all the other young kids did that as well,” Johnson told BettingOdds.

“They should all be proud of what they’ve done and Liverpool would have been considerably worse off if they didn’t step in and perform.

“I don’t think Nat should leave now as he’s young.

“I’d like to see him leave on loan as he shouldn’t give up on the Liverpool dream just yet and I’m pretty sure he won’t.

“If he could get a loan deal to a top side where he could gain loads of experience then I think that would be a very good option for him.”

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ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT

Perhaps it is something for Nat to consider, and time will tell if it is something that he decides to do.

He’s a good player with lots to offer but needs to be at the right club that is going to offer him the opportunity.

We’ll soon see if Liverpool is the place to do that this year.

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