Last season, 26-year-old defender Nathaniel Phillips remained at Liverpool as the fifth center back behind Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip, and Joe Gomez. He played only five games and was expected to leave the club on a permanent transfer in the summer transfer window.
With the emergence of 20-year-old defender Jarell Quansah this season, he has dropped down to sixth in the pecking order, and even a place on the bench is in jeopardy if he remains at Anfield, so for a player in his mid-20s and looking to secure first-team playing time.
He will be hoping that a loan or a permanent transfer can be arranged in the few remaining hours he has left.
According to The Athletic, a loan move for the former Bolton defender could be completed this week, with several clubs interested in acquiring him, including Middlesbrough.
Despite his short time with the Bournemouth side in the second half of the 2021-22 season, the player has proven himself in the Championship,
At the beginning of the transfer window, Leeds United and Feyenoord were among the clubs that had targeted the 26-year-old center back with an eye on a permanent move, but those rumors have since died down.
Liverpool have no intention of standing in the way of the player’s departure and are prepared to accept any offer, whether on loan or a permanent move.
After being linked with a move away from Anfield for the past few years, the moment when he finally gets the pleasure of playing on the pitch every weekend is approaching.
Which club will the center-back, whose strength lies in his heading, join?