With the addition of Ibrahima Konaté and healthy CBs, Phillips could be on his way out
It’s not hyperbolic to say that without Nat Phillips and his headers, Liverpool would not have qualified for the Champions League this season. Jump into a time machine and tell someone that in the summer of 2020 and you’d get some very strange responses. Given that his heroics sort of came out of nowhere, it’s no surprise that Liverpool may consider cashing in on him during this window if another team comes calling.
According to The Athletic there are four Premier League clubs that are interested. Burnley, Brighton, Newcastle and Southampton have contacted Liverpool about Phillips’ availability. James Pearce also says in the piece that Liverpool are looking to sell Phillips for £12 million to £15 million. No official bid for the central defender has come in from any of those clubs yet.
Pearce also said that Ben Davies could be sold this summer too. Liverpool rejected a loan to buy bid from Sheffield United last week. It also sounds like Celtic and Bournemouth are interested in him as well. Liverpool will only accept a perminate sale for him.