Nathaniel Phillips has today joined Cardiff City on loan for the remainder of the season.
Liverpool defender Phillips will complete 2023-24 with Championship outfit Cardiff after he returned to Merseyside from a loan spell with Celtic earlier in January.
“Everybody knows Nat from his time in the Championship with Bournemouth, and also with Liverpool," Erol Bulut said. "He brings a lot of experience with him.
“He will help us a lot in the defensive shape, and also in our attacking shape to have better build-up from the back. He is good on the ball and he is a big addition in our squad.
“Today it is my birthday, and I have a birthday present from the board, so I would like to thank them. Everybody is working hard, and I hope we can finalise more of what we need in the next few days.”
Phillips said: “I think it’s a great stadium, a great city and a big club. I think the club has ambitions to compete, and we’re in a decent position in the league. That made it an exciting move.
“We want to give it a good push for this second half of the season now. I want to play well for the team, and hopefully that will come with success. I spoke to the gaffer about how he wants me and the team to play, and it felt like a good fit.
“I had my first session today, and I enjoyed that. I already feel like I’m settling in nicely with the team, so I’m looking forward to getting going.”