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Klopp explains Nat Phillip's recall to Liverpool

In a surprise move today it was announced that Liverpool had recalled 22 year old youth centre back Nat Phillips from his season-long loan move at Stuttgart.

It's likely that the move will only be temporary, but he will certainly be seen on the bench over the next month, more often than not, as cover for Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk.

Jurgen has today explained the reasons for recalling the player. He said: "He’s our boy, he’s on loan at Stuttgart and is doing really well there.

"For people who don’t know, Stuttgart pretty much should be, together with Hamburg, the best team in the second division. They are third in the moment, they want to get promoted obviously, and they unfortunately sacked the manager because they are not happy with third place so you see how ambitious they are.

"They are a football-playing side and Nat is doing there really, really well. He played, I think, 11 games.

"Now we have the situation that we have and we thought ‘what can we do to help us a little bit?’ and we asked Stuttgart if they would be ready to give him back to us for a while and they said ‘okay’.

"I don’t think we asked Nat, actually, but he looked really happy yesterday (Friday) when he was in the dressing room so it’s just a nice story that we can do something like this. I hope that from Everton he will be available."

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