‘I doubt’: Merson reportedly doesn’t think a player making £160,000 a week will join Liverpool
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson doesn’t think Liverpool target Kalvin Phillips will leave Manchester City in the summer transfer window.
The Daily Star reported in April that Liverpool were interested in signing Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City in the summer transfer window.
The report claimed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would like to have the former Leeds United midfielder personally at Elland Road.
The former Leeds United midfielder is himself open to a move to Liverpool, who are willing to pay £35million for him in the summer transfer window.
West Ham United have also been linked with Phillips.
Former Arsenal star and Sky Sports pundit Merson doesn’t think Phillips, who earns £160,000 a week (SalarySport), will leave Premier League champions City at the end of the season.
Merson wrote: “Kalvin Phillips is a player who has barely featured this season and there have been reports he could be sacked this summer but I doubt that will be the case.”
“If you look at players like Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling at Manchester City over the years, they’ve all taken a year to adjust.
“With Ilkay Gundogan reportedly leaving the club Phillips could get his chance next season so I think he has another year to show everyone what he is capable of.
“He is still young and could win three trophies this year. Even if he went, where would he go?”
Manchester City to Liverpool transfer depends on Kalvin Phillips
In our view, Kalvin Phillips’ future depends on the midfielder himself.
Manchester City have long held this view they won’t take it that any of their players leave as long as they bring in a good transfer fee.
So if Liverpool make a big offer and Phillips wants to leave, there could well be a transfer.
In our view, the 27-year-old should stay at City for another season.
Finally, Phillips only joined City in the summer of 2022.
We don’t think the former Leeds star should give up his successful City career after just one season.
Phillips is currently a marginal figure at City but that could change next season.
The No. 4 city has made 1 start and 10 substitutes in Premier League, three substitutes in UEFA Champions League, one start and three substitutes in FA Cup and one start and one substitute in Carabao Cup this season.
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