It has been reported that Liverpool are keen on signing Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City.
Now, it seems like Liverpool are exploring the chance of signing Kalvin Phillips.
Liverpool looking to sign Manchester City outcast Kalvin Phillips
Branded as ‘intelligent’ by Pep Guardiola, injuries and a seeming lack of faith from the manager himself meant the England international started a mere two games in the Premier League last season.
The in-form Rodri was Guardiola’s clear first-choice, as the former Leeds midfielder struggled to push him for a starting spot from day one.
Now, it has been reported that Liverpool are considering making a move for Kalvin Phillips after all.
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In fact, Jurgen Klopp’s side are believed to have pondered signing the treble-winner before he decided to sign for the Sky Blues last summer.
It would be best for all parties if Phillips left the Etihad Stadium
While one would not expect Manchester City to usually do any business with Liverpool, the Premier League winner remains an exception.
In fact, it was reported almost two weeks ago that Pep Guardiola and his coaches were ‘surprised’ to witness the 27-year-old’s underwhelming levels in training.
So much so that they feared that he may not be able to reach the level they initially expected him to.
This is a massive red flag for City and why it may be right for them to offload Phillips by selling him to the Reds.
The Sky Blues could instead perhaps play Mateo Kovacic as the understudy to Rodri or sign a cost-effective defensive midfielder as a stop-gap option.
While for Kalvin Phillips, he could have a better chance of playing for Liverpool, who only have the newly-signed Wataru Endo and the young Stefan Bajcetic on their books as No.6 options.