Nat Phillips – can’t wait to see the big fella in action

Nat Phillips held his first Celtic media conference yesterday, which The Celtic Star has previously posted about, and it was great viewing. The big man has a calmness about him that instils a confidence without having ever seen him play in a Celtic jersey yet. He comes across really well in interview and you can tell he’s very relaxed about the while situation regarding his stay in Scottish football.

Obviously he’s a seasoned campaigner having played for Liverpool on big nights in European football and that experience seems to exude from him even when talking about football. Many Liverpool supporters were sad to see him go and with good reason; he’s a solid professional and at 26-years-old is coming into his peak years as a footballer.

Many have pointed out his seamless transition from Jurgen Klopp’s bench to the starting XI a while ago now, when the Reds faced a similar crisis to the one that we now find ourselves in with defenders. He came to the rescue for the German coach throughout a very tough spell and Brendan Rodgers will be hoping he can do the same for him at Celtic Park.

Let’s not forget also that Phillips is a UEFA Champions League winner which carries with it an aura all of its own when discussing players in relation to the footballing environment up here in Scotland. That kind of gravitas is not to an sniffed at and is the exact kind of individual who was needed to shepherd us through this most testing of times on the injury front.

I can’t wait to see the big fella in action.

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.


  1. When was the last time Nat Philips played a professional game of football,failed on loan at stutgart failed at Bournemouth both loan deals,let’s face it rangers are shite with micky beale but celtic your bang in trouble with huge injuries which is hilarious?nae chance in Europe but nothing new there,Brenda is the wrong manager for celtic to continue dominance in scottish football,this league is a pure joke

  2. Hope the time with Nat is good for both sides, but really, I would prefer Liam Shaw and those on full-time contracts were given vital experience against better opposition, not those who had pics of Henrik on their walls and always loved the Bhoys, really?, and are here today and gone tomorrow. He is back-up for others and up to Nat to prove us who doubt wrong. Truly if Nat were a world-beater he would be in the ‘Pool side every week. With respect, is it confidence or smugness until he takes a sore one in Scotland to give him something to think about. We shall see and I do wish him well in the future and hopefully Liam can show we already have talent onboard along with CV. COYBIG!