Blackburn Rovers join the race to sign Liverpool defender Nat Phillips on loan after his Celtic spell was cut short

28 January 2024 0 By Total Football News
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Blackburn Rovers are hopeful of signing Liverpool defender Nat Phillips on loan.

The centre-back spent the first half of this season on loan at Celtic but barely featured for the Scottish champions once they had a fully-fit compliment of defenders.

Mail Sport understands Cardiff are also keen on bringing him in on a short-term basis.

Leeds are also keeping an eye on Phillips, who played a pivotal role for Liverpool in their quest for Champions League qualification during an injury-hit season a few campaigns ago.

Blackburn Rovers are hopeful of signing Liverpool defender Nat Phillips on loan

Blackburn Rovers are hopeful of signing Liverpool defender Nat Phillips on loan

The centre-back spent the first half of this season on loan at Celtic but barely featured

The centre-back spent the first half of this season on loan at Celtic but barely featured

The 26-year-old has struggled for game time with Celtic, making only six appearances for a total of 314 minutes.

Phillips was also hardly used during the Glasgow side's poor Champions League campaign that resulted in them finishing bottom of Group E.

The Reds could send the defender out on his fourth loan spell in five seasons, following short stints with Stuttgart and Bournemouth.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth technical director Richard Hughes is emerging as a candidate for the sporting director role at Liverpool in the summer.

The 44-year-old is regarded as someone well equipped to replace Jorg Schmadtke in a new-look structure at Anfield.

Schmadtke is one of a number of faces that are set to leave the Reds, headlined by manager Jurgen Klopp, who announced that he would step down as manager at the end of the season on Friday.

The German joined Liverpool in January 2023 but it was revealed earlier this week that he would be stepping down from his role at the end of the current transfer window.


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