Celtic completed their latest signing of the summer transfer window earlier this afternoon, with it being announced that defender Nat Phillips had joined from Liverpool on a six-month loan deal.
The centre back has been part of the youth setup at Anfield since 2016, going on to make his senior debut for the club in 2020. He would go on to play a key role under Jurgen Klopp in the 2020/21 season, featuring in quite a few games due to an injury crisis at the club, helping them a third placed finish in the Premier League.
While his playing opportunities have been limited since then, he is sure to feature heavily in Glasgow over the coming months.
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Nat Phillips says Liverpool teammate is jealous of Celtic move
Celtic have experienced a few injuries in defence in recent times, and with big league and European campaigns on the horizon, it was imperative to strengthen the squad in that area.
Phillips will hope to help in that regard, revealing that one of his Liverpool teammates is quite jealous of his opportunity to play in Glasgow.
Speaking to Celtic TV, the 26-year old said that Hoops fan Andy Robertson was excited by the prospect of his move to Parkhead.
I am really excited. When I heard about the interest, it got me excited.
There were a few other options that didn't quite make me feel the same as this one did. So I was really keen to get it over the line.
It's such a huge club, the fact they are in the Champions League this year and the mentality of the club, they want to be winners in everything they do.
Robbo was probably just as excited as I was - I think potentially a little bit jealous as well as he loves it here! Virg had a great time here so I have heard nothing but good things.
I have seen Celtic compete in the competition (Champions League) over the years . Hearing the stories about the Champions League nights here, I am excited to see how they look.
Robertson was previously part of the youth setup at Celtic and is a lifelong fan of the club. Many expect that he will one day return to the club later in his career.
For now, he will have to enjoy watching his Liverpool teammate pull on the famous green and white kit.