Liverpool are reportedly leaning towards reigniting their interest for Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips having lost out on signing Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia.

According to the Daily Mail, the Reds could return for the England international having this week suffered a double transfer blow, with Caicedo and Lavia both joining Chelsea despite strong links to Liverpool.

As a result, the Anfield giants are back in the market for a defensive midfielder, with Phillips now once again on Liverpool’s agenda having been linked with the Reds earlier in the window.

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Phillips signed for City last year in a £45m deal, and despite being part of the treble-winning side, the midfielder hardly featured for Pep Guardiola due to injuries and fitness concerns.

With Liverpool now back in for Phillips, there’s a chance that the former Leeds United star could be tempted by a move to Merseyside, especially if the midfielder can become an instant starter.

Indeed, whilst there could be some hesitancy from some Liverpool fans over signing a City player, it’s easy to forget just how good Phillips was before moving to Manchester last year.

Kalvin Phillips can flourish at Liverpool if transfer can somehow be made

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Liverpool and City doing business feels as unlikely as it ever has done, yet if something can be done over Phillips, the Reds have to make that play in the coming weeks.

The 27-year-old midfielder has the quality to star for Liverpool in the defensive midfield role left vacant by Fabinho and Jordan Henderson, and City might be willing to sell.

Whilst interest is seemingly at an early stage, there’s every chance that Liverpool could make a realistic approach to sign Phillips, who might be keen on a move to Anfield to reignite his career.

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