West Ham and Newcastle are monitoring the situation of a Liverpool star after the player is seemingly not in the club’s future plans.
An exodus at Anfield is expected this summer after an underwhelming under long-serving manager Jurgen Klopp, and though not a priority, a new defensive face may be introduced.
Changes in the lacklustre midfield department for Liverpool is the priority with Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s future uncertain.
Fabrizio Romano, however, has still stressed that centre-back reinforcements are not out of the question, with RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol Klopp’s primary defensive target.
If Gvardiol was to ponder his way over to Liverpool, Nat Phillips may be shown out the other way.
According to Sports Mole, both David Moyes’ West Ham and Eddie Howe’s Newcastle were both interested in January just gone.
The 25-year-old Englishman is currently playing fifth fiddle in Liverpool’s set-up and would continue to fall down the pecking order if a new arrival came in.
However, Phillips may look at searching elsewhere for some more regular game-time regardless of Liverpool’s summer transfer activity.
Accruing just 66 minutes across domestic and European fixtures this campaign, it’s obvious that his time in Merseyside is coming to an end.
A departure has been very much on the cards before, but Liverpool prevented a move as injuries would hinder them defensively and Phillips remained in case he was called upon.
Maybe six months on from the Premier League interest will be the time Phillips leaves Anfield after seven years at the club.