Fabrizio Romano says that any outgoing movement in the January transfer window should not be expected until the end of the month and a deal for Nathaniel Phillips to move to West Ham would therefore likely not happen for a few weeks.
Liverpool aren’t likely to make any new signings even though Georginio Wijnaldum wasn’t replaced in the summer and COVID-19 and injury has left Jurgen Klopp with a depleted squad.
But there is the potential for an outgoing.
Fabrizio Romano talks potential Liverpool outgoings in January
The Italian journalist says that if any players do leave the club this month, it’s not likely to happen until the end of the month.
“Divock Origi as always and then Nat Phillips but with the Africa Cup in mind it is not easy for Liverpool to just lose these kinds of players,” Romano said.
“So I’m not sure they will allow players to leave early at least, and maybe only at the end of the window if at all.
“So it’s not something already planned. As well as having players leave for the Africa Cup, injuries were a problem for Liverpool last season. And this is why I don’t see Liverpool letting too many players go in January.
“They know that everything can happen in football – injuries could be a problem at some point of the season. And so I think at the most one player will leave Liverpool in January if that.”
Nathaniel Phillips linked with West Ham move that benefits everyone
According to the London Evening Standard, West Ham are ready to push forward and sign Phillips for £10m to cope with injuries to injuries to Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma and to ensure they
The centre-back, fondly referred to by fans as the ‘Bolton Baresi’, would be the biggest beneficiary of a move to the London Stadium but it’s a deal that would benefit all parties involved.
For Phillips, it would mean getting regular minutes in the Premier League for a very good team.
For West Ham, it would mean solving a defensive injury crisis that could derail their season.
For Liverpool, it would mean recouping a decent sum for a player that is well-liked but is realistically never going to play in the starting XI unless lightning strikes twice and Jurgen Klopp is left with no other options at centre-back.