Nat Phillips up for grabs

No sooner does news break that Neco Williams looks to be on his way, than we hear Nat Phillips may well be following him out of Anfield.

Liverpool reportedly want £12m for the 24-year-old and he is already attracting interest from Newcastle, Southampton, Burnley and Brighton.

Phillips stood in at centre-back as Jurgen Klopp struggled to find cover for the injured Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, making 20 appearances for the Reds and winning fans over with his no-nonsense, hard-man defending.

Selling fringe players before first-team players are back fully fit and new back-up signings are yet to be made could prove to be a risky strategy.