Liverpool are reportedly considering a move for Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, with the player potentially open to a move.

According to TalkSport, the Reds have added the England international to their shortlist as Jurgen Klopp looks to sign one more midfielder before the closure of the window.

Signed by City last year for £45m, Phillips spent the majority of last season out on the injury table as well as on Pep Guardiola’s substitute bench, with a move now likely this window.

Liverpool have been linked with Phillips for most of the summer, and heading into the final ten days of the market, the Reds could now make an actual move for the former Leeds United star.

Indeed, having signed Wataru Endo last week, moving for Phillips now will make little sense for Liverpool, who are seemingly done in their search for a defensive midfielder for the time being.

Liverpool signing Kalvin Phillips will make little sense this summer

Liverpool Kalvin Phillips
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As mentioned, Endo’s arrival on Merseyside has likely filled the defensive midfield and leadership void left by Jordan Henderson and Fabinho this summer, meaning a move for Phillips makes little sense.

With the midfielder only joining City last year, the reigning Premier League champions will likely reject any approach for Phillips, especially from a big rival in Liverpool.

Moreover, after the 28-year-old’s record last season, Liverpool can find better, younger and cheaper options in the market than Phillips, who might want to remain in Manchester.

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