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Brighton fans react to links with Liverpool defender Nat Phillips

Brighton are being linked Liverpool defender Nat Phillips – and some of their fans on Twitter are excited by the transfer speculation.

According to the Athletic, Premier League side Brighton are ready to step up their interest in the Liverpool 24-year-old.

It is understood the Reds centre-back is now surplus to requirements at Anfield, so a host of clubs are eyeing him.

The report explains he would cost less than a third of the £50million Arsenal are expected to pay to sign Ben White from Brighton. 

For Phillips, he was a surprise breakout star last season at Liverpool. 

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A wave of injuries at the Merseyside club meant the Bolton-born centre-half got a chance in the senior team.

He made 20 first-team appearances across all competitions last season, including three in the Champions League. 

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Liverpool selling Phillips makes sense for all parties

A selection of Brighton supporters on social media believe that potentially exit-bound Phillips may be a success at the Amex Stadium.

The Liverpool defender didn’t look out of place last season. However, they’ve now got some key man back available to them.

Phillips looks unlikely to play regularly when he’s competing with the likes of Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate, so continuing his devleopment elsewhere makes sense. 

He’s good enough to play at Premier League level, which is why Brighton may suit him.

Here are some Brighton fans discussing Phillips:

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