By Peter Lynch

13th Jul, 2023 | 7:10am

£10m Liverpool exit twist emerges in Leeds United bid to sign Nat Phillips

Liverpool may have to lower their £10million asking price for Nat Phillips amid interest from Leeds United, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The newspaper noted that the Whites, along with Dutch club Feyenoord, are interested in signing the defender this summer.

Liverpool academy graduate Phillips is expected to leave Anfield soon on a permanent deal, added the Liverpool Echo.

The Liverpool Echo noted that “after flirting with a departure for several transfer windows, Phillips is expected to leave on a permanent deal.”

The publication added: “Championship side Leeds United and Dutch outfit Feyenoord are interested although the Reds may have to lower their £10million asking price.”

Super option

Liverpool have gone from having a limited number of defenders to having a packed defence, with Virgil Van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Ibrahima Konate all available to manager Jurgen Klopp.

During the former period, Phillips was one of the defenders thrown into the deep end amid the club’s crisis at the back, and the centre-back really didn’t disappoint.

Unfortunately for Phillips, his top displays have not been rewarded at Anfield, and a summer exit certainly makes sense at this stage in his career.

The 26-year-old should be keen for a new challenge and regular minutes on the pitch, and that would definitely arrive at Elland Road.

He would have a key role to play under Daniel Farke in the club’s search for an immediate promotion back to the Premier League.

Leeds need defensive reinforcements following the temporary exit of Robin Koch, and Phillips represents a superb option for the Whites.

In other Leeds United news, one Whites player has been given extra holiday time amid a Thorp Arch update.