Liverpool centre-back could leave team this summer

Liverpool centre-back Nat Phillips will be allowed to depart from the club for the right price when the transfer window will be opened next week.

Joe Gomez, With Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip spending a large chunk of the season in the treatment room, Nat Phillips impressively stepped up to fill the void in Jurgen Klopp’s backline.

The 24-year-old formed a strong partnership with January arrival Ozan Kabak and started 15 Premier League games in the 2020-21 season, playing a vital role in Liverpool’s successful push for Champions League football.

However, The Sun suggests that a fee of £10m may be enough for the Merseyside Reds to part ways with the defender, as Klopp is eyeing new additions in the rearguard for the 2021-22 season.

The report claims that Phillips’s performances have attracted the attention of other Premier League teams, while the imminent returns of Gomez and Van Dijk next campaign will limit his first-team opportunities.

Phillips played the full 90 minutes in each of the Merseyside Reds last five Premier League games – all of which ended in victory – and he scored his first goal for the team against Burnley in midweek.