Date: 12th March 2021 at 7:00am
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Liverpool found a new unlikely hero on Wednesday night when central defender Nat Phillips dismissed all comers on his Champions League debut against RB Leipzig

At the start of the season, the 23-year-old might’ve expected to be sent out on loan for another campaign after a year spent with Stuttgart.

However, the Reds retained the Bolton-born warrior and as well they might.

Having suffered a frankly ludicrous amount of defensive injuries this season, Phillips has been thrust into the first-team on numerous occasions, performing admirably on each.

Wednesday’s display was arguably the pick of the bunch and it sparked an outpouring of love, including from Jurgen Klopp.

There was some concern as to whether Phillips had a contract beyond the end of this season, but those fears were swiftly allayed by the defender’s agent who confirmed an extension had been reached some time ago.

This sparked another reaction as enthused Kopites celebrated more chances to witness the ‘Bolton Baresi’