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Who is Leaving Liverpool?
Nat Phillips, a defender for Liverpool, might at long last sign a transfer agreement to leave Anfield before Friday night’s transfer deadline.
The 26-year-old Phillips joined the Reds in 2016 from Bolton Wanderers and went on to play a pivotal role in the 2020–21 season when Jurgen Klopp was left with few defensive options due to injury crisis.
What is the Latest on Nat Phillips Future?
Despite standing out during that run, Phillips has remained on Merseyside’s periphery and spent the previous season on loan at Bournemouth. Last summer’s permanent transfer fell through when Liverpool decided to keep the center-half, but Phillips is about to be given the go-ahead to get a move elsewhere.
The Athletic reports that Phillips will probably go out on loan from Liverpool before Friday. The report goes on to say that this summer, the Reds were willing to let Phillips leave either temporarily or permanently.
Following a year of sitting from the sidelines, Phillips, who is behind players like Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, and Joe Gomez in the Liverpool pecking order, is ‘desperate’ to play regular first-team football and has suitors in the Championship, including Middlesbrough.
According to reports, Phillips came very close to leaving Liverpool both in the summer and during the winter transfer window, but the team decided against it because of defensive injuries. Phillips was linked with a move to Newcastle and West Ham back in January.
After turning to Phillips on several occasions, Klopp is known to be a great fan of the defender, and the Reds boss frequently sings the defender’s praises.
Speaking at the time, Klopp praised Phillips and Rhys Williams, another defender who was used throughout the 2020–21 season, for their “incredible” performances following their selection.
“These two boys playing like that, it is incredible, absolutely incredible,” remarked Klopp before. They learned a lot in that real crash course in Premier League education, according to Klopp. “It’s a positive indicator for all of our Liverpool Academy students. Work hard and it’s feasible; it just takes a little bit of effort.
These boys had to work really hard because they are plainly not highly skilled. They are now deserving Premier League players. And it can definitely function in that way. I’m happy for them.
Who Do Liverpool Want to Sign This Summer?
According to report, Liverpool have joined Everton, Crystal Palace, and Burnley in the competition to sign PSV Eindhoven star Johan Bakayoko this summer. As the summer transfer window set to close on 1 September, the 20-year-old has gained attention, but the Eredivisie team has not yet received an offer that fits their worth. They’ve already turned down two offers from the Clarets, the most recent of which was for almost £17.2 million.
However, it has given other sides the chance to step forward, and according to Football Insider, Liverpool have not yet made an offer because they are merely keeping an eye on Bakayoko’s status. However, the source has suggested that the Reds will seize the possibility if it presents itself to complete an economical move.
Football Insider also claims that Doucoure of Crystal Palace is still at the top of Liverpool’s wishlist. Despite the Eagles’ reluctance to deal with the Mali international, the Anfield outfit are still interested in making a deal. After losing out on Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia this summer, the Reds are looking to bolster their midfield.
The 23-year-old’s price tag has been set at £70 million by Crystal Palace because they don’t want to lose any important players. The Mali international is reportedly interested in a potential move to Anfield, but despite that, Football Insider has revealed that Liverpool are sure they can make a deal.