Liverpool spent most of the summer selling players, loaning players out and tying players down to new deals. Whilst Kopties waited anxiously for news of incoming signings we were bombarded with extensions. Liverpool tying Nat Phillips down to a new contract has secured a transfer windfall for the future.
Lack of signings
This summer we saw the Reds make just the one signing.
Michael Edwards secured Ibrahima Konate before the window opened.
The French defender arrived in response to the centre back crisis the club endured last term.
Kopites were hoping he would be the first of a few signings with a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum and a lethal striker wished for.
Instead we saw a raft of players sold or loaned and a number of stars sign new contracts.
Nat Phillips signs new Liverpool contract
Transfer deadline day is always a hectic day.
News stories break and break, situations change minute by minute.
Early on during deadline day The Athletic reported that Liverpool were expecting to sell Nat Phillips.
The Reds were said to be looking for £12m for the Bolton Baresi with plenty of interest in the centre back who saved Liverpool’s season.
However, Nat Phillips went on to sign a new Liverpool contract in the early evening.
Transfer windfall secured
The fact of it is that nobody had the money to pay what Phillips is worth.
They will eventually and that is down to his new contract.
Liverpool keeping Nat until at least 2025 means the club is in a much stronger bargaining position next summer when buying clubs will have recovered financially.
We will get at least £12m for him in the future thanks to the key business of tying down his contract.