Liverpool are reportedly close to agreeing a deal with fellow Premier League outfit Burnley for defender Nat Phillips.
That’s according to the Daily Star (via HITC), who claim Sean Dyche remains interested in the 24-year-old, despite the signing of Nathan Collins.
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This news comes relatively quickly after Goal journalist Neil Jones reported Burnley, Brighton, Newcastle and Southampton are all keeping tabs on Phillips this summer.
After winning Liverpool’s Player of the Month award for April, Jurgen Klopp described the centre-half as ‘brilliant’ and said that plaudits are ‘well deserved’ after helping the Reds stabilise following a series of unfortunate injuries.
Phillips helped the Reds keep seven clean sheets in 2020/21, but may struggle to get regular game-time next term.
With the signing of Ibrahima Konate, the 24-year-old will likely be fifth-choice at Anfield when the Premier League kicks-off again in August.
Interest from the likes of Burnley comes as no surprise after an impressive season in the country’s top flight.
So short sighted move if true. Phillips is the next VVD quality defender and uniquely gifted for defence against exactly types of Burnley or on Euro level Atletico or similar. Teams which give the greatest headache to the current best LFC defense setup… Matip is declining one, he should go. Philips should be first choice against strongly physical and counter attacking opponents, plenty of such games.
I totally agree.
Nat Phillips did a brilliant job for us and should and deserves to be kept.
If this comes off we’ve landed a top player and great replacement for tarky.we will then have 2 young top class centre halves that will only get better.UTC.🙂