Paul Stewart has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that he would not say no to Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips joining Tottenham this summer.
However, some reports suggest he could now be sold – and for as little as £10m – as Liverpool slowly recover from that defensive crisis.
As for Tottenham, the north London club find themselves in the market looking for reinforcements at the back, with The Athletic reporting that they could sign up to two new central defenders this transfer window.
And Stewart has made it clear that he would not be against the idea of bringing Phillips to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“I wouldn’t say no to him at Spurs,” the ex-Tottenham player said in an exclusive interview with FFC. “The back four is just not good enough. At 10 million, he may just be an option.”
Phillips repaid the faith shown in him by Klopp. As per WhoScored, the Englishman won 5.6 aerial duels on average, the highest in Liverpool’s squad.
He also made the most clearances per league game, averaging 4.8. All in all, Phillips did a good job standing in, with Klopp describing the centre-half’s concentration levels as “immense”.