‘I turned down USA move for LFC – I want to make the most of it’


NATHANIEL PHILLIPS

Promising defender Nathaniel Phillips has revealed why he turned his back on a new life in the USA in order to pursue his Liverpool dream.

Following his release from Bolton Wanderers at the end of the 2015-16 season, the 19-year-old was all set to embark on a football scholarship across the Atlantic.

However, a phone call from the Kirkby Academy was to present the imposing centre-back with the opportunity of a lifetime.

Explaining all on this month’s brand new ‘Academy Show’, Phillips said: “With the way things were going at Bolton, it didn’t look like I was going to get anything so I was set to go out on a scholarship to university in America.

“Then literally out of the blue, a couple of weeks before my flight, Liverpool contacted me and asked would I come and train with them.

“I just gave it my best and ended up signing a contract with Liverpool on the day I was meant to be flying out to America!

“It was a crazy few weeks and I had to pinch myself quite a few times just to make sure I wasn’t dreaming, but I’m here now and I’m really happy with the way things turned out.

“I have to say, it’s all been surreal since I’ve been at the Academy. Every time I park my car up and walk into this building I just look around and see all the facilities and think ‘I’m so lucky to be here.’

continue reading here : http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/academy/254937-i-turned-down-usa-move-for-lfc-i-want-to-make-the-most-of-it

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