Liverpool defender Nat Phillips is attracting interest from former side Stuttgart.
Phillips spent the 2019/20 season at Stuttgart, memorably interrupting his loan to come and make his debut for Liverpool in the FA Cup against Everton.
As well as the sojourn back to Anfield, it was a good season for Phillips. He did well in the Bundesliga 2 and made a big impression on his temporary club. So much so, that The Daily Mail now report that they want him back.
It would reportedly only be a loan once more, but it would give Phillips the chance to play in the Bundesliga this time.
Stuttgart aren’t the only side said to be interest in the 26-year-old, though. Middlesbrough are also claimed to be keen to take him on-loan, with Phillips himself said to be needing more game time.
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You have to feel for Phillips. Despite once again looking destined to leave Liverpool, he once again finds himself heading towards deadline day still at the club.
Having played just four times last season, he really, really needs to find himself a new club.
With Jarell Quansah now stealing the fifth-choice centre-back title from him, Phillips looks set for even less game time if he stays at Anfield again.
And yet, with just over two days left to find a club, that remains a possibility for the no-nonsense centre-back.
But perhaps a move back to Germany would be the most appealing to the former Bolton man. In all honesty, it might have done Phillips’ good to have stayed at Stuttgart instead of returning to Liverpool in 2020.
Then sporting director Sven Mislintat called his spell at the MHPArena ‘superb’ in 2021 [The Athletic]. Having seen his career stagnate in the years since, maybe Phillips will now have the chance to pick up where he left off.