Reportedly, the Reds have entered the race among other clubs that are attempting to provide an exit route for the English midfielder from his struggles at Etihad. This information comes from a recent article that was published by 90min.
Phillips, who is 27 years old and has only been with Manchester City for 18 months, has had a difficult time finding playing time thanks to Pep Guardiola’s management. He has only started four Premier League matches throughout his stint with the club. Taking into consideration the approaching European Championship that will take place in the summer of next year, the midfielder is aware of the fact that he needs to accumulate more playing minutes in order to cement a position in Gareth Southgate’s plans.
As a consequence of this, it appears that Phillips will receive a transfer away from Etihad during the middle of the season. Although Newcastle, under the direction of Eddie Howe, is a significant candidate to get his services as a substitute for Sandro Tonali, who is now suspended, other teams, most notably Liverpool, are also showing a strong interest in acquiring his services.
According to recent sources, Liverpool has reportedly “recently made inquiries” about the possibility of signing the 27-year-old midfielder. In addition, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur, and West Ham United have all expressed interest in joining the competition, joining Newcastle and Liverpool as the other teams in the competition.
Furthermore, in addition to the English clubs, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund have also indicated interest in presenting Phillips with an opportunity outside of England. This would provide him the opportunity to take on a new challenge in European football.