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?Liverpool legend Nicol: Klopp can't afford to play Phillips anymore

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Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has spoken about the one player he believes should not be starting games for the club.

After the Reds lost 3-1 in the Champions League quarter final first leg to Real Madrid, Nicol believes Klopp must drop young defender Nat Phillips.

"You've got Phillips who today showed his complete and utter lack of experience," Nicol said on ESPN FC.

"That comes down to experience and you can't afford to have a player in such an important position who can't get the first basic principle of defending, and that's [getting] the starting position right.

The 24-year-old has been involved in 11 Premier League and two Champions League games for the Reds this term.

The Reds have endured a tough season due to injury problems in defence, which has led to youngsters filling some of those positions.

"The two goals he was involved in are [about] starting positions.
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