Nathaniel Phillips arrived at Liverpool just before the start of the 2016-17 season following a successful trial with the club's Academy.
A towering centre-back, he previously came through the youth ranks at Bolton Wanderers.
After missing a large part of 2017-18 with a back injury, the defender returned to enjoy a strong end to the campaign, with Neil Critchley awarding him the captain's armband for the U23s.
He would catch of the eye of Jürgen Klopp during the 2018-19 pre-season, but was unable to build on the encouraging summer due to an ankle injury that saw him miss the majority of the campaign.
However, Phillips again secured a place on the club's pre-season tour to the United States the following summer and signed a long-term contract with the Reds in August 2019.
He then immediately joined German side VfB Stuttgart on a season-long loan, but was recalled by the Reds in December following several defensive injuries.
Phillips made his Liverpool debut as Everton were beaten at Anfield in the FA Cup and subsequently returned to Stuttgart for the remainder of 2019-20.