West Ham and Bayer Leverkusen are both interested in signing Liverpool defender Nat Phillips, according to The Athletic‘s James Pearce.
The Lowdown: Phillips superb for Reds
The 24-year-old became an unlikely hero for the Reds last season, filling in admirably in the absence of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
Phillips produced some dominant performances at the heart of the defence, getting every ounce out of his ability and helping Liverpool finish third in the Premier League.
The Latest: Two clubs keen on move
Phillips has been linked with a number of clubs this summer, with Jurgen Klopp potentially letting him leave during the current transfer window.
According to Pearce, West Ham and Leverkusen are also now in the mix alongside the likes of Brighton, Burnley and Newcaslte, in the race to sign the Englishman, who Klopp hailed as ‘absolutely insane’ last season.
The Verdict: Right time to sell
While the idea of selling Phillips may baffle some, it could be argued that his stock will never be greater than at this current point.
For that reason, receiving a hefty amount for his services would be beneficial, especially with Ibrahima Konate arriving to provide even more centre-back competition.
It could be that Phillips ultimately isn’t good enough for Liverpool, despite doing such a good job last season, with a lower-ranked team his level moving forward, so if a suitable bid is made, The Reds should cash in on the big Englishman.
In other news, one Liverpool player has been linked with a move away this summer. Find out who it is here.
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