Why Nat Phillips was subbed at half-time – as Tyler Morton assists on debut

Liverpools two most high-profile players out on loan, Nat Phillips and Fabio Carvalho, both saw played their part at the weekend, but neither featured for the full game.

Phillips matchday was a more positive one, though, despite having to come off at half time. 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 hes okay 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 teammates 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 already a starter for Dundee and played 90 minutes for the eight time already this season.

Meanwhile, Carvalho should also feature in Europes 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 Saturdays 3-0 win vs. Augsburg. He was given 25 minutes to show impress manager Marco Rose.

Also in the Bundesliga, Sepp van den Berg started a third consecutive game for Mainz as they lost 3-1 to Wataru Endos old team, Stuttgart.

Closer to home, Tyler Morton impressed on his debut for Hull, coming off the bench to helping to rescue a 1-1 draw against Coventry thanks his clever pass that set 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 DSL 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 both played 90 minutes for Crewe and Stalybridge Celtic respectively, and James Norris made his league debut for Tranmere.

Not used: James Balagizi, Dominic Corness, Luca Stephenson, Jakub Ojrzynski
No game: Anderson Arroyo
Injured: Calvin Ramsay, Rhys Williams