Phillips almost ended up Benfica if Konate didn’t win.

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Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips is almost out to experience a new international. With Portuguese Liga powerhouse Benfica as the market has just closed. Unfortunately, the defender unit has a bad one. So he had to standby first.

According to The Athletic UK. The Reds ‘ original plan was to give Phillips a chance to join the Champions League on loan with Lisbon.  

However, intentions must be changed when Ibrahima Konate is out with a knee injury until next month. While Joel Matip is fragile meaning it would be too risky to leave only Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gome available.

This led to the decision to block the 25 – year-old star from moving under the orders of team manager Jurgen Klopp. UFABET

” The Athletic we can reveal that a day before the buy – sell deadline. Benfica is trying to make an offer to rent – loan Phillips for the entire season. ” the insider said.  

“ The Portuguese giants urgently need to strengthen their defenses. And their Deutsche trainer Roger Schmidt has been impressed. With Phillips since his loan spell at Stuttgart in 2019 . -20″

The status of a good defender now becomes the No. 4 choice once again as Van Dijk , Gomez and Matip are fit again.