Kabak fires Madrid warning shot for thriving Liverpool double act
Posted On April 4, 2021
Liverpool defender Ozan Kabak is supporting himself and his partner center-back Nathaniel Phillips to secure another clean sheet in Tuesday’s clash with Real Madrid.
Pumpkin and Phillips, who became the surprise duo for the Reds this season, got their fourth clean sheet together on Saturday. Liverpool beat Arsenal 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium to keep their four best prospects alive. Indeed, they fell within two points of Chelsea, fourth, who lost to West Brom.
However, the focus is now on European duties. Jurgen kloppside.
Los Blancos wait in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.
But after keeping Mikel Arteta’s side at bay, Kabak is hopeful that the growing understanding between him and Phillips can reap other benefits.
“With Nat, we get to know each other better and better every day,” said Kabak. liverpoolfc.com.
“Now it’s three clean sheets in a row and I hope we will continue to play in Madrid matches as well. It’s so important to us, the Champions League, and we’re so happy.
Kabak’s upcoming Champions League appearance marks the highlight since his roller coaster move to Anfield.
The 20-year-old has been loaned out as emergency cover amid a spate of injuries and the Reds have an option to buy £ 18million in his loan deal with the Basement Boys of the Bundesliga, Schalke.
But with a view to signing a permanent agreement with Liverpool, the player only focuses on his performance for his club.
Kabak takes advantage of Liverpool’s spell
“I can’t describe my feelings because everything [has happened] so quickly [since he joined Liverpool],” he added.
“I’m so happy to play for this huge club, it’s an honor for me.
“Every game, every second that I’m here, I try to do my best and try to help the team. I am so happy to be here. “
While the buy option for Kabak is set at £ 18million, reports suggest Liverpool are trying to secure a cheaper offer.
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