Report: West Ham eye £12m Liverpool player likely to leave in January
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Report: West Ham eye £12m Liverpool player likely to leave in January

West Ham United are considering a move for Liverpool defender Nat Phillips during the January transfer window, according to a report from the London Evening Standard.

David Moyes has been dealt two major injury blows ahead of the festive period. As noted in the report, Angelo Ogbonna is out for the rest of the season. And they now have to deal without Kurt Zouma for the next 12 weeks.

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The London Evening Standard reports that they are keen on James Tarkowski. And the Burnley defender is open to making a move to the London Stadium. However, the Clarets still want £20 million for the England international despite his contract expiring in the summer.

And with that, West Ham are looking at alternative options. And one of those they are monitoring is Phillips.

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Phillips has struggled for game-time for the Reds this term. He has only featured three times in all competitions, with none of those appearances coming in the Premier League.

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He did however, produce another colossal performance for Liverpool on Tuesday as they beat AC Milan inside San Siro. Of course, the highlight came when he produced an audacious turn inside his own penalty area in the second-half.

The Athletic noted however, that he is likely to leave the club in January. Liverpool set an asking price of £12 million in the summer. He has signed a new contract since then, so that price may have changed slightly. But his lack of game-time may not help the Reds.

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West Ham are, once again, in the mix for the top four in the Premier League. They have also booked their ticket to the knockout stages of the Europa League.

It is a remarkable achievement from Moyes’ men. And adding a player with Phillips’ attributes would surely boost their hopes of capitalising on their current position.

He was one of the Reds’ standout performers towards the end of last season. It is hard to remember a header he did not win during those final weeks of the campaign.

As Tuesday proved however, he is also a lot better with his feet than some would give him credit for. And if West Ham can secure a deal for around £12 million, it could prove to be an inspired piece of business.

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