Liverpool fans react on Twitter as West Ham eye Nat Phillips
Nat Phillips provided a timely reminder of what he can do as Liverpool beat AC Milan on Tuesday, with reports this week claiming that West Ham want the defender in the January transfer window.
Phillips finds himself in a bizarre situation at Anfield. He ended last season in outstanding form. However, the returns of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, the inspired form of Joel Matip, and the signing of Ibrahima Konaté have all resulted in the 24-year-old only making three appearances this term. He is yet to play at all in the Premier League.
Nevertheless, he is attracting attention ahead of the January window. The London Evening Standard has reported that the Hammers are interested in Phillips.
David Moyes has lost both Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma to injury. And with Burnley wanting £20 million for James Tarkowski – who is out of contract in the summer – it appears that they have widened their search.
The Athletic reported this week that Liverpool wanted £12 million for Phillips in the summer. However, he subsequently signed a new contract.
His lack of game-time perhaps cancels out any rise in the asking price that his new contract may have led to. But judging by how some of the Liverpool fans have reacted to the reports, it would appear that they would want significantly more than £12 million from West Ham.
‘Hope we keep him’: Liverpool fans react as West Ham eye Nat Phillips
Figures around £40 million have been suggested. Meanwhile, a couple of supporters have claimed that the Reds should use the interest to bring reported target Jarrod Bowen to Anfield.
With that in mind, here is how some of the Liverpool fans have reacted to the reports West Ham want Nat Phillips…
I’d actually hope we keep him, it’s clear he’s come on loads already think how much better he’ll be by the end of the year
— Allan (@ajo1978) December 8, 2021
Big Nat will cost them 40 million
— Ben 🇮🇪 (@blewisLFC) December 8, 2021
No please. Matip and Gomez injury prone players. We need Nat
— Kenan 🔴 (@LFC_Kenan) December 8, 2021
I don’t want him to ever leave 😫
— Daniel Allen (@NumeroUnoDAA) December 8, 2021
£50m and he’s yours.
— 🐬 (@riylfc) December 8, 2021
Bowen swap and it’s a win win. https://t.co/dxFNIzHSf0
— siseñor (@advaitlfc) December 8, 2021
— ziyaad (@ziyaadofficial_) December 8, 2021
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