Liverpool has gone through a tumultuous season filled with a lot of injuries in the defensive department. This led to the emergence of some young center backs in Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams. They brought a bit of stability to the defense and played quite well.
We will be taking a look at some teams who could be in the market for a new center back and how Liverpool’s defense could look next season.
Potential suitors for Nat Phillips this summer
With his emergence as a Premier League quality center back this season, there are going to be at least a few teams interested in Phillips this summer. This could lead Liverpool to decide upon cashing in on the player while his value is high.
Burnley is a team that could be interested in bringing in Nat Phillips. Burnley is known to be very good defensively and there have been rumors that they could be looking to bring in center back reinforcements.
Phillips would be a perfect fit for Burnley and he wouldn’t cost too much for a 24-year-old with Premier League experience.
The other team that could have a legitimate interest in bringing in Nat Phillips would be Newcastle United. They did not have the greatest defensive record this season and should be looking for improvements in defense.
Newcastle won’t have to break the bank for Philipps and he would immediately be a helpful addition to their defensive ranks.
Should Liverpool sell or keep Nat Phillips this summer?
All of these rumors beg the question, should the Reds even be interested in selling Phillips this summer? After all, the need for 5 quality center backs in the club has been shown this season with their injury problems.
It may make sense for Liverpool to hang onto their young star for another season.
But if a club were to come in with a significant bid for the player, it may be tough for Liverpool to turn down as they have just invested heavily in a new center back.
In turn, Phillips may look to make a move away in order to guarantee himself regular playing time. At Liverpool, he would most likely be a 4th or 5th option in defense next season.
According to you, should Liverpool sell Nat Phillips this season? Who is the front runner if they decide to let him go? Let us know in the comments!