It remains to be seen how long Nat Phillips will stay at Liverpool.
But one Reds fan now has the defender “immortalized” forever in ink form following the successful end of his team’s campaign.
Danny Eccles, 30, of Wallasey, is the proud owner of a new tattoo of Phillips smashing a brick with his head.
The image on Danny’s calf is based on a drawing by sports illustrator Karl Thyer.
And Phillips himself has already given his blessing to the artwork.
Danny told ECHO: “Before the (Manchester) United game I was watching the break-in. I couldn’t see us finish fourth.
“I went to guys, ‘Okay then – if we get the top four I’m going to get a Nat Phillips tattoo.’
“When he started I gave him a bit of a stick – I would watch Virgil van Dijk for two years!
“As soon as Alisson’s header came in against West Brom, I celebrated.
“But after I calmed down I realized, ‘I’m getting a Nat Phillips tattoo now. “
“My Twitter has exploded with likes and comments. A few Blues and Mancs don’t like it. But I loved it to be honest with you.
“The great man himself commented on it, which made my day.”
Posting on Danny’s Instagram, the Liverpool star Phillips handed out three applause emojis and said: “Outstanding.
“Nothing but admiration for a man of his word, fair play”.
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Karl, the creator of the original image, wrote on Twitter: “Guy on Instagram used my illustration of Nat Phillips on top of a brick to get a tattoo. Really honored.”
And Danny now wants Phillips to stay at Anfield after helping his side return to the Champions League.
He added: “Nat and Virgil next season – that’s what I want!”