Liverpool defender set to depart for £8m

Liverpool defender set to depart for £8m

Liverpool are reportedly set to sell another player as the clear-out under Arne Slot continues. 

Slot’s chapter in Merseyside is set to get underway after some players returned for pre-season training last week. 

Adrian, Joel Matip and Thiago Alcantara all departed Liverpool last month following the expiration of their contracts, with the latter set to head into retirement. 

A third player is set to leave after Liverpool rejected a £4million bid from Turkish side Trabzonspor, according to The Athletic. 

The player in question is centre back Nat Phillips, who had loan spells at Celtic and Cardiff last season.  

Liverpool are reportedly set to sell another player as the clear-out under Arne Slot continues

Joel Matip (right) and Thiago Alcantara (left) were among those who left the Reds last month

Joel Matip (right) and Thiago Alcantara (left) were among those who left the Reds last month

The reports states that Liverpool value Phillips at £8m and are in no rush to sell. 

The 27-year-old was part of the group that returned to pre-season last week and is attracting interest from a number of Championship clubs including Burnley. 

The Clarets appointed Scott Parker as their new manager earlier this week after Vincent Kompany departed for Bayern Munich. 

A move to Burnley would see Phillips reunite with Parker, having spent time together at Bournemouth. 

Philips is now weighing up his options as he enters the final year of his Liverpool contract. 

He joined from Liverpool’s academy in 2016 and went on to make 29  first team appearances. 

As well as Bournemouth, Celtic and Cardiff, Phillips also had a loan spell with German side Stuttgart.  

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