Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

Liverpool defender Nat Phillips has joined Celtic on mortgage till January 2024.

The 26-year-old graduated from the Liverpool academy and made 29 appearances for the primary group, scoring one purpose.

He turns into Celtic’s eighth summer season signing, with Benfica midfielder Paulo Bernardo additionally in talks over a transfer to Parkhead.

“I am actually excited. After I heard in regards to the curiosity it was one which acquired me excited,” mentioned Phillips, who has beforehand loved mortgage spells with Bournemouth and Stuttgart.

“There have been just a few different choices that did not fairly make me really feel the identical as this one did, so I used to be actually eager to get it over the road and I am delighted to be right here now.

“It is such an enormous membership, the membership’s aspirations, the extent it competes at, the truth that they’re within the Champions League this 12 months and the mentality of the membership – they wish to be winners in every thing they do.”

Celtic supervisor Brendan Rodgers added: “We’re delighted to convey Nat to Celtic and we’re trying ahead to working with him within the months forward.

“It has been well-documented that it is an space of the group we wanted to take a look at within the short-term attributable to quite a few accidents we have now skilled, and so we’re happy that Nat will present that defensive assist within the squad.

“Nat arrives with the expertise of getting performed for one more large membership in Liverpool and people experiences will serve him nicely right here at Celtic.

“I do know that he is delighted with this transfer and is trying ahead to working with the remainder of the squad right here.”

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