Liverpool look to fight right to the wire for Champions League qualification as they secured their first win at Old Trafford in seven years beating Manchester United 2-4. A fantastic back heel from Diogo Jota, followed by a brace from Roberto Firmino and a perfect late finish from Mohamed Salah, saw the Reds see off their rivals.
One man who had a memorable night at both ends of the pitch was Nathaniel Phillips. The central defender was unlucky to see a Bruno Fernandes shot deflect off him giving United the lead. Phillips was quick to redeem himself as he did brilliantly to wrestle back the ball from a corner to provide Diogo Jota with the assist for Liverpool's equalizer. In an interview with Sky Sports after the game Phillips summed up the victory saying;
"It was a rollercoaster, it was a strange game. It took a lot for us to win. it was an ugly match. What it means to us... is a step in the right direction, tonight was a big night for us."
The defender was also delighted to hear that his deflection was not given as an own goal rather Bruno Fernandes goal, "That's good news, I am pleased to hear that."
The win leaves Liverpool just four points off fourth place Chelsea and the Reds also have a game in hand. There is still hope in the pursuit for top four, and Phillips reflected on what the win in Old Trafford meant for their qualification chances.
"It's no secret that our objective is to win our remaining three games. This is another one ticked off. We have to get back up and dust ourselves off and get ready for the next game."
Despite Liverpool's chances not totally being in their own hands, the Englishman reiterated that the team can only concentrate on their own work.
"We can't look away from our own camp too much. All we can do is effect the games we play in. Regardless of what happens in the other Premier League games, we can only do our own job."
Nathaniel Phillips and Liverpool will no doubt relish in tonight's victory, but after tonight the focus will immediately shift to West Brom on the weekend as the Reds look to push Chelsea and Leicester to the very end.