Jurgen Klopp was filled with reward for Nathaniel Phillips after the defender put in a person of the match show within the victory over West Ham.
Within the absence of Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Joel Matip, the 23-year-old got here into the back-line for his Premier League debut and delivered an imperious show because the champions got here again from behind to seal a late win.
Phillips gained essentially the most aerial duels of any participant on the pitch and his supervisor was completely thrilled along with his efficiency, describing as a ‘monster’ for his potential within the air.
“He’s a superb man, sensible man, clever, all the things,’ Klopp advised the BBC after the sport.
“He’s not simple on the attention, he’s not Messi however who cares? Within the air, he’s a monster! He was unbelievable. “For the primary recreation, I believe everybody can think about how nervy that should be after a protracted wait.
“It’s a loopy story, three years in the past he was on his solution to America to go to varsity.
“Twelve “Championship groups needed him and to me it was clear he was going, and I used to be positive with that – and it didn’t work out for no matter motive, and it’s nice!
“Tonight he was spot on, helped the workforce extremely.”
Diogo Jota got here off the bench to attain for a 3rd recreation in succession and kill off a cussed Hammers aspect with an 85th-minute winner at Anfield.