Nat Phillips would be a more reluctant sale than Harry Wilson for Liverpool, but the club are realistic about the game time that would be available to the centre-back in the coming season.
Phillips cemented his status as a cult hero with a string of heroic performances at the back end of the last campaign, helping to secure unlikely Champions League qualification. Thrust into the limelight through injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joël Matip, he will soon find himself back down this pecking order. The situation is exacerbated by the arrival of Ibrahima Konaté.
As such, the player is said to be open to a move. For Liverpool’s part, there is a recognition that he has earned one, and also that his value will probably never be higher. According to the Daily Mail , a £15 price tag has not deterred Burnley’s pursuit. Sean Dyche’s side are said to be at the front of the queue, while Brighton have also been credited with an interest. This could become more concrete if Ben White’s proposed move to Arsenal goes ahead.