Pundit Karl Robinson has claimed that Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips would be a perfect signing for Liverpool.

The midfielder has been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer, with Liverpool having a reported interest in the player.

Despite the 27-year-old sharing his aim of staying at City and fighting for a place in Pep Guardiola’s side, one pundit has backed the Englishman to be a top signing for one of the Manchester club’s top-flight rivals.

Pundit says Phillips would be a top signing for Liverpool

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Speaking on talkSPORT, Robinson had this to say about Phillips.

He said: “He has to get out. If you see Liverpool right now I think he’s perfect for Liverpool and that’s me as a Liverpool fan with my rose-tinted glasses on.

“He’s the type of player, for me, that Liverpool do need in that centre-midfield role with the energy and the ability to retain the football but also go and win it back.” 

City signed Phillips from Leeds United last summer in a deal worth £45m but have only seen him make 21 appearances for the club across all competitions since then, starting just four of those games.

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Having yet to make an appearance for the treble winners this season, this shows that regular game time may not be coming his way unless injuries to other players occur.

With that in mind, it’ll be interesting to see if Phillips ends up changing his mind about wanting to stay at City and fight for a place in the team and looks to make a move elsewhere before Friday’s summer transfer window deadlines.

In terms of a potential move to Liverpool, as Robinson spoke about, we feel that even though the Englishman has not had a significant impact during his time at the club, it wouldn’t be wise to help strengthen another top-flight side that presumably have aspirations of taking City’s titles away from them this season.

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