Nat Phillips has reportedly arrived in Scotland ahead of a season-long loan move to Celtic, with the Liverpool defender closing in on a switch to Glasgow.

According to the Daily Mail, the 26-year-old centre-back is inching towards leaving Liverpool yet again on loan, with Celtic set to win Phillips‘ signature for the year.

The defender has been strongly linked with a move away from Anfield this summer, though many fans and experts believed Phillips would leave Liverpool on a permanent deal.

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However, the defender will once again have to settle for a loan move, though joining Celtic could present an incredible opportunity to Phillips in his career.

The Hoops are easily one of the biggest clubs in all of Britain, and with UEFA Champions League football once again returning to Parkhead, Phillips will be competing on the biggest stage of all in Europe.

Hailed by Scott Parker as an ‘exceptional’ player, Phillips could feel at home in Glasgow, especially with the defender expected to be thrown immediately into the starting XI for this Sunday’s Old Firm clash.

Celtic can be the making of Phillips

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Celtic has given the likes of Joe Hart, Scott Sinclair and now Cameron Carter-Vickers a second start to their careers after all looked lost in the Premier League.

And for Phillips, the defender could see a similar revival if he can hit the ground running in the green half of Glasgow, with his first game likely to be the biggest test of all.

Indeed, Phillips has always shown glimpses of being a player with incredible potential, a loan move to Celtic could see the defender achieve just that this season.

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