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Report: Brighton and Burnley want Nat Phillips from Liverpool

Liverpool are going to move on a number of players this summer. Jürgen Klopp will be looking to settle his squad for next season in the near future and that will involve cashing in on fringe stars. According to Goal, Brighton and Burnley want Nat Phillips.

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Rise of the Bolton Baresi

Last season Jürgen Klopp faced an unprecedented injury crisis.

The Reds lost every single senior centre back to injury.

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez were ruled out in the autumn and the boss was forced to promote youngsters as a result.

Nat Phillips stepped into the heart of the defence and he earned cult status with his performances.

Now nicknamed the Bolton Baresi, the 24-year-old has shown that he has what it takes to compete at the highest level.

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Phillips finished the season with 17 Premier League appearances and an impressive WhoScored rating of 7.29. At one point Jamie Redknapp described his rise as ‘unbelievable’.

Brighton and Burnley want Nat Phillips

This summer is sure to see interest in the Reds’ defender.

According to Goal, Brighton and Burnley want Nat Phillips.

The report has stated that there are a number of sides looking at the centre back but Brighton and Burnley are leading the chase.

In terms of a price tag Stoke’s £20m asking price for Nathan Collins is being used as a reference point due to the second tier defender not having any Premier League experience.

What RTK has to say

Liverpool selling Nat Phillips could raise a significant chunk of money.

It would also benefit the centre back, he deserves to be playing every week in the Premier League.

Last season showed that he has what it takes but he wouldn’t be ousting Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate next term.

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