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Liverpool defender Phillips admits Stuttgart loan down to Klopp

Liverpool defender Nat Phillips admits his loan move to Stuttgart was set up by manager Jurgen Klopp.

Phillips has revealed that Klopp personally called Stuttgart sporting director Sven Mislintat to help him secure a loan move to the German club this summer.

Phillips, 22, joined the Bundesliga 2 side on a season-long loan shortly after signing a long-term contract with the Reds.

The former Bolton Wanderers youngster has already made two league appearances for Stuttgart following the club's relegation from the German top flight last season.

“I told Jurgen Klopp about a few offers I had, Stuttgart was not one of them at that time" Phillips told BILD.

“Jurgen was not enthusiastic about the options and I think he called Sven Mislintat shortly after our meeting.

“Klopp congratulated me on this move and he immediately wrote me a message on his phone: 'Good club, great city, my birthplace, I wish you a great time."

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