Liverpool man has told Sky Sports he wants to depart the club in January

Liverpool man has told Sky Sports he wants to depart the club in January

Liverpool centre-back Nat Phillips has told Sky Sports that he would like to depart the club in January.

The 24-year-old said that he wants to be playing regular senior football. Phillips has only played 224 minutes of football for the Reds this season.

With that being the case, the defender will see if he can secure a move away from Anfield in January.

As quoted by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, Phillips told Sky Sports the following: “I want to be playing games. It's been tough because the competition to get in this team is fierce. The manager and I agree that the best thing for me is to play as many games as possible. I think you saw last year I developed well.

“I'm going to see what comes along [in January] and go from there. I think at this moment in time it's unlikely that I'll be playing lots of games for Liverpool.

“If an opportunity arises where I get the chance to do that somewhere else and it suits everyone then it's certainly something I'd be interested in.”

Rhys Williams

ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT

We absolutely love Phillips' honesty. The reality is, Liverpool do possess a number of centre-backs (Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate).

Phillips is a long way down in the pecking order.

With that being the case, it would make sense for the club and the defender to part ways in January.

Phillips' contract expires in June 2025. Therefore, Liverpool will be able to secure a transfer fee for the Englishman.

Phillips possesses a current market value of €8 million. We will keep you updated on the aforementioned situation.

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Lachlan Ballingall
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