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Liverpool Reduce Asking Price For Forgotten 25-Year-Old

Robert Worthington

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Liverpool Reduce Asking Price For Forgotten 25-Year-Old

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Liverpool have lowered their asking price for defender Nat Phillips.

Phillips played a key role for Klopp's side in 2021, as they secured Champions League qualification, but since then he has failed to kick on

The centre-back spent the second half of last season on loan with Bournemouth after first-team opportunities dried up on Merseyside.

Joel Matip enjoyed an injury free campaign while Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez returned from their lengthy spells on the sidelines.

In addition, Ibrahima Konaté was signed from RB Leipzig to further bolster Jürgen Klopp’s centre-back options.

As such, Phillips was relegated back to his former squad role prior to the respective injuries of Van Dijk and Gomez, very much an emergency backup.

But after getting a taste of regular first team football in the 2020/21 season, Phillips was left discontented.

He was thus given the opportunity to temporarily move to Bournemouth where he played a crucial role in their promotion campaign.

It was widely anticipated that the Englishman would return to the south coast club on a permanent deal, but the Cherries weren’t willing to match Liverpool’s £15 million asking price.

But a recent development could tempt the Cherries to revive their interest in Nat Phillips.

Liverpool, according to The Express, are eager to see the back of Phillips and have thus decreased their asking price for the player.

The Reds would reportedly be willing to accept an offer in the region of £10 million for the 25-year-old.

If an adequate offer does arrive for Phillips and Liverpool decided to move him on, he’d be the 10th player to leave the Merseyside club this summer.

Bournemouth would likely welcome back Phillips with open arms if he were to make a return this summer.

In his 17 appearances for the club, he lost just 2 games.

That was of course in the Championship though, so returning to regular Premier League football would be a real test.

Topics: Liverpool, Liverpool Transfer News & Rumours

Robert Worthington
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