Many Southampton fans do not want the club to sign Nathaniel Phillips from Liverpool this summer after they were linked with a move for the centre-back.
The Saints will kick off their Premier League season against Everton at St Mary’s on Saturday. Ralph Hasenhuttl and co will be looking to improve on their 15th-placed finish from last term and they will be hoping that the three signings they have made will provide a boost.
According to The Athletic, the Saints are interested in signing Phillips from the Reds and have made contact with the Merseyside club. As Jurgen Klopp’s side were hit with several defensive injuries last season, Phillips ended up making 20 appearances in all competitions (Transfermarkt) – the Anfield outfit are now said to be looking for between £12m and £15m to part with the 24-year-old, who had played just once for their first team prior to 2020/21.
Would you like to sign Phillips?
The news was shared on Twitter by @SaintsExtra, and it attracted plenty of attention from the supporters. They took to the social media platform to share their thoughts, with many unconvinced by Phillips, perhaps given his relative inexperience at 24.
Let’s see what these fans had to say about the Phillips link
“Relegate us now”
“Please no and please no to Sorloth”
“Another duffer. The links to the PSV kid and Tammy A just sound like pandering to the fans with little chance of them coming off. Another disappointing pre season”
“I’d be livid if we spent anything more than £5m. I don’t rate him at all. Would be a waste of money”
“Things just get worse at this club day by day”
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