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Bulut keen to see Phillips return

Manager Erol Bulut would like to see Liverpool loanee Nat Phillips return to Cardiff City next season - but does not know where either of their futures lie.

Centre-back Phillips has impressed for Cardiff in the Championship since joining on loan from the Reds in January.

He will return to Liverpool at the end of this season, when Bulut's contract will also expire.

Neither player nor manager has opened talks about extending their stay with Cardiff.

“We have to speak about different things. I know he has one more year on his contract with Liverpool," Bulut told BBC Radio Wales.

“If I’m the coach here again next season, I don’t know, but I would like to see him again here.

“Nat came in January and settled in really well. He’s one of the leaders in defence.”