Liverpool U21s 3-1 Fulham U21s
Premier League 2, AXA Training Centre
November 6, 2022
Goals: Frauendorf 5′, Quansah 22′, Stewart 70′; Sanderson 52′
Having been denied a summer move away despite interest from a number of clubs, Phillips has kept his head down but found minutes on the pitch hard to come by so far this season.
It came three days before a Carabao Cup third-round meeting with Derby that he is likely to start, with 45 minutes in a high-profile tie against Fulham easing him back into action.
There were three returns from injury for Barry Lewtas‘ side, too, including Tom Hill’s first game since suffering an injury during pre-season, but the manager was still required to start Melkamu Frauendorf up front.
That paid off again, though, as the young German netted in the fifth minute, following up an effort in the 3-0 victory at West Ham the previous week.
Jarell Quansah then doubled the tally not long after, with Phillips credited with the assist for the defender’s close-range finish.
Phillips was not the only player whose minutes were limited due to involvement against Derby, with Bobby Clark poised for a start at Anfield after being withdrawn at half-time, too.
Liverpool U21s: Mrozek; Quansah, Phillips (Miles 46′), Jonas, Chambers; Stephenson, Cain, McConnell (Stewart 62′); Doak (Hill 76′), Clark (Norris 46′), Frauendorf (Musialowski 80′)
Next match: Dinamo Zagreb (H) – PL International Cup – Wednesday, November 9, 7pm (GMT)