CHERRIES have made their second signing of deadline day with the acquisition of Nat Phillips on loan from Liverpool.

The 24-year-old is said to have been available since recovering from a fractured cheekbone earlier this month.

He has attracted plenty of reported interest from Premier League clubs this month, but Cherries have got the deal done.

The Athletic have reported Cherries will pay a £1.5million loan fee for Phillips, with a £250,000 bonus if he helps them seal promotion.

Born in Bolton, Phillips first joined Liverpool in their youth ranks in 2016. He has gone on to play 24 times for the first team.

The centre-back previously spent time out on loan with German outfit VfB Stuttgart during the 2019-20 campaign.

Phillips becomes Cherries' second signing of deadline day, following goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, who arrived on loan from Newcastle United.

Previously in this window, Cherries completed deals for James Hill and Ethan Laird.

Phillips will compete with the likes of Gary Cahill, Chris Mepham, Hill and Lloyd Kelly for a starting spot.

Zeno Ibsen Rossi is reportedly being eyed up for a deadline day loan by Crewe Alexandra and Hearts.