With club football returning after the international break, Liverpool’s loanees were back in action – and two even faced off against each other.
Phillips’ matchday was a more positive one, despite having to come off at half-time in Celtic’s 3-0 win over Dundee.
His boss at Celtic, Brendan Rodgers, told BBC Sportsround: “Nat just rolled his ankle right in the last action of the first half so we wanted to just protect him and make sure he’s OK and available for Tuesday.”
Rodgers hopes he will be fit enough to play away at Feyenoord on Tuesday in the Champions League, something none of his team-mates back at Anfield will be doing this season.
For the 45 minutes Phillips was on the pitch, he played against fellow Liverpool loanee Owen Beck.
The Liverpool left-back is a regular starter for Dundee and played 90 minutes for the eighth time already this season.
Meanwhile, Carvalho should also feature in Europe’s premier competition this season, but he will need to earn his spot in the team.
So far at RB Leipzig, he has played just 44 minutes in five games he has been available for, including Saturday’s 3-0 win vs. Augsburg.
He was given 25 minutes to impress manager Marco Rose.
Closer to home, Tyler Morton impressed on his debut for Hull, coming off the bench to help rescue a 1-1 draw against Coventry, with his clever pass setting up Aaron Connolly for a late equalising header.
After the match his manager, Liam Rosenior, admitted that Morton is “not up to full fitness at all,” but said to the Hull Daily Mail: “I thought he was magnificent when he came on.
“He showed so many touches of class, so many touches of quality, he kept us on the ball was brave and he showed exactly why we worked so hard to bring him to the club.”
Rosenior also revealed that the Wirralian “turned down a lot of clubs to” go to Hull.
Billy Koumetio had a less successful debut as he was sent off on his first appearance for USL Dunkerque.
In the 52nd minute, the defender picked up his second yellow card of the match as his team drew 0-0 against Grenoble in Ligue 2.
Meanwhile, goalkeepers Harvey Davies and Luke Hewitson played 90 minutes for Crewe and Stalybridge Celtic respectively, and James Norris made his league debut for Tranmere.
Liverpool Loan Watch Roundup
- Fabio Carvalho (RB Leipzig) – 26 mins vs. Augsburg
- Nat Phillips (Celtic) – 45 mins vs. Dundee
- Sepp van den Berg (Mainz) – 90 mins vs. Stuttgart
- Tyler Morton (Hull) – 31 mins vs. Coventry
- Harvey Davies (Crewe) – 90 mins vs. Wimbledon
- Owen Beck (Dundee) – 90 mins vs. Celtic
- Billy Koumetio (USL Dunkerque) – 52 mins vs. Grenoble
- James Norris (Tranmere) – 20 mins vs. Crawley
- Luke Hewitson (Stalybridge Celtic) – 90 mins vs. Witton Albion