Liverpool's Nathaniel Phillips is reportedly subject of interest from Bayer Leverkusen.
|Nathaniel Phillips while playing for Stuttgart.||Photo: Jeollo, Vfb-exklusiv.de, CC BY-SA 3.0|
Bayer Leverkusen have expressed interest in Liverpool centre-back Nathaniel Phillips, according to Sky.
Per the report, 'Die Werkself' have contacted the player's agent to inquire about a possible transfer.
On Wednesday, it was reported that Leverkusen have agreed a deal to sign 20-year-old centre-back Odilon Kossounou from Club Brugge.
But despite his impending arrival, they still look rather shorthanded at the back due to the retirement of the Bender brothers, a number of departures and Edmond Tapsoba's long-term injury.
Phillips is no stranger to German football, having spent most of the 2019/20 season at then 2. Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart.
Leverkusen could face competition for the 24-year-old's signature, though, with Brighton & Hove Albion, Newcastle and West Ham also said to be interested in the defender.
Phillips, whose contract runs through 2023, featured 20 times for Liverpool last season.