Liverpool are expecting to sell Nat Phillips before the transfer window shuts, according to reports. The Reds see concrete offers coming.
The defender is on the transfer list, essentially, and Liverpool expect concrete offers to come in before the window closes. There’s no mention of a potential fee – that will likely depend on the level of interest.
The Echo’s report mentions ‘a number of clubs’ with interest, however, and so Phillips may end up with his pick of destinations. This comes after claims from the Athletic that the player had hoped for a move away this month.
Liverpool transfers: Nat Phillips to leave
Phillips has had such a strange career with Liverpool. He arrived at a relatively old age into the youth setup from Bolton Wanderers. His first real taste of senior football wouldn’t come in Red, either, but with a loan spell at Stuttgart – where he was labelled ‘superb’ by sporting director Sven Mislintat.
Despite never really being on the first-team radar, a series of injury problems in 2020 forced him into the setup. Phillips thrived, too, seeing off two January signings to command a starting role.
The struggling Liverpool side found form with Phillips there and eventually finished third. It appeared to be his breakthrough. The arrival of Ibrahima Konaté pushed the player out of the pecking order, though, and he went on loan in early 2022 to Bournemouth.
Success followed once again. Bournemouth earned promotion with Phillips in the side and it again appeared that the player had made a name for himself. Once again, though, no real offers came in for him and he’s remained at Liverpool this season.
So here’s a player who keeps succeeding when someone gives him a chance. At the same time, he’s now 25 and is yet to play consistent football over a full season.
We can only hope that Liverpool find Phillips the right club this week, then. He fully deserves a proper crack at senior football – perhaps he’s about to finally get it.