Liverpool eyeing £35m swoop for out-of-favour Man City midfielder Kalvin Phillips

Liverpool eyeing £35m swoop for out-of-favour Man City midfielder Kalvin Phillips

As per the most recent reports, Liverpool is devising a plan to sign Kalvin Phillips, the midfielder who is currently with Manchester City.

Liverpool's disappointing season has left them in the seventh position of the table, making it unlikely for them to secure a spot in the Champions League.

They were eliminated from Europe after a 6-2 aggregate loss to Real Madrid, and then knocked out of the FA Cup by Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp has faced difficulties with his midfield, resulting in a pressing need for new signings this summer to address the issue.

After withdrawing from the pursuit of Jude Bellingham, Liverpool have shifted their focus to exploring other midfield options, and their list of potential targets is expanding daily.

Phillips is the latest addition to the list, as he has faced difficulties in securing a regular spot at the Etihad.

Last summer, Phillips was signed by Manchester City from Leeds for a fee of £50 million. However, he has not been able to secure a single start in the Premier League since joining the club.

 In addition, he was excluded from training after returning from England's training camp in poor physical condition. Phillips is currently facing a difficult time in his career.

Pep Guardiola was not pleased with Phillips' choice to use up all nine days of his allotted holiday, and this may have contributed to his inability to secure a regular spot in the team since then.

Even with Rodri absent, Phillips didn't start Manchester City's 3-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Sheffield United, suggesting he is not part of Guardiola's plans.

With his future up in the air, Liverpool have identified Phillips as a potential addition this summer, claim the Daily Star.

While the Englishman is allegedly open to a move to Anfield, despite signing a contract at the Etihad until 2028.

West Ham have also expressed and interest in him. Although Phillips is thought to favour a move to Liverpool where he could rejuvenate his career.

While a move would appear sensible, Manchester City are unlikely to sell to a direct rival.

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