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Report: Leverkusen express interest in Liverpool defender

By Rune Gjerulff

Liverpool's Nathaniel Phillips is reportedly subject of interest from Bayer Leverkusen.

Nathaniel Phillips while playing for Stuttgart.
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.

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