Liverpool’s Transfer Ambitions
Liverpool’s transfer window activities have been nothing short of intriguing. The latest buzz from the rumour mill suggests that the Reds are keenly eyeing Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips. The England international, who made waves with his performances, has now found himself on Jurgen Klopp’s radar.
Phillips had planned to stay & fight for his place, but Liverpool could test the player’s resolve after adding him to their shortlist.
– talkSPORT sources understand
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 21, 2023
Phillips’ Stint with Manchester City
Manchester City secured Phillips’ signature just last year with a whopping £45m deal. However, the midfielder’s journey with the Citizens has been a rollercoaster. Injuries plagued his season, and more often than not, he found himself warming the bench under Pep Guardiola’s regime. Given these circumstances, whispers of a potential move this window are growing louder.
The Reds’ Previous Links with Phillips
Throughout the summer, Liverpool’s interest in Phillips has been a recurring theme. With the transfer window nearing its end, the Reds might finally transform their interest into a concrete offer for the ex-Leeds United sensation.
Liverpool’s Midfield Conundrum
Liverpool’s recent acquisition of Wataru Endo has added depth to their midfield. Endo’s addition seems to have filled the void left by stalwarts like Jordan Henderson and Fabinho. This raises questions about the logic behind Liverpool’s pursuit of Phillips, especially when they appear to have their defensive midfield sorted for the foreseeable future.
Man City’s Stance on Phillips
Despite Phillips’ challenging season, Manchester City are unlikely to let go of their asset easily. The Premier League champions will probably be hesitant to entertain offers for Phillips, especially from arch-rivals Liverpool. Furthermore, considering Phillips’ age and last season’s record, Liverpool might be better off scouting younger, more affordable talents. The midfielder, on the other hand, might prefer the familiarity of Manchester.