Liverpool fans have come up with a new chant for Nat Phillips and people are loving it.
The centre-half earned cult hero status after his heroic performances for the Reds last season.
He was thrust into the spotlight out of nowhere after injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.
Phillips shone at the heart of the Liverpool defence, helping the side to a third-place finish.
His aerial ability was a particular highlight. He won a huge 6.3 aerial duels per 90.
Liverpool fans have paid tribute to his heading ability with a new chant.
While it was sung by a few at the end of last season, a new video has taken over social media over the weekend.
The chant is set to the tune of 1978 song Love is in the Air by John Paul Young. You know the one.
Rather than “love is in the air”, it’s “Nat Phillips in the air”. Simple, but very effective.
It is the type of tune that is easy to chant. It’s a great song to sing along to.
For us, the best chants are made for the cult heroes, like Phillips, to the tune of popular, catchy songs.
Love is in the Air is stuck in your head now, isn’t it?
We may never hear the Phillips chant sung on the Kop
Unfortunately, this video could be the best rendition of the Phillips chant that we ever hear.
The 24-year-old could well be on his way out of the club before the transfer window closes.
Van Dijk, Matip and Gomez have all returned to fitness. Liverpool also signed Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.
So, Phillips is now the side’s fifth-choice centre-back. He was left out of the squad entirely for Liverpool’s opening day win over Norwich.
He is likely to move on for the sake of his own career.
According to the Daily Star, Southampton want him to replace Jannik Vestergaard.
Even if Phillips does stay, he probably won’t be featuring all that much.
So, unfortunately, we may never hear the chant sung on the Kop.
What do fans think?
For many Kopites, this was the first time that they have heard the Phillips chant.
There was plenty of positive feedback on social media.
My favourite already— James (@JamesFranciss_) August 14, 2021
Class that— LFCJ (@Ifcj__) August 14, 2021
Yes!! I can’t wait to sing this!! Nat Philips du du du du du du— kirst 🖤 (@___kirst) August 14, 2021
Amazing ❤️— Daniel Semo (@daniel_semo) August 15, 2021
Love it— Marrann7 (@DenMar7777) August 14, 2021