Phillips tipped to give West Ham 'push they need' after Liverpool exit update - pundit
Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips can provide West Ham “the push they need” in the race for the top four, according to Paul Robinson.
The former Premier League goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, is adamant the 24-year-old would be “a brilliant signing” for David Moyes’s side.
This site revealed last month (29 November) that West Ham have been laying the groundwork to sign Phillips ahead of the January window.
The centre-half appears surplus to requirements at Anfield having struggled for game time this season.
Speaking to Sky Sports (17 December), Phillips revealed he is ready to leave the Merseyside club if a suitable offer arrives.
His contract with the Reds runs until the summer of 2025.
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Robinson claimed it’s a matter of “when not if” Phillips leaves Liverpool.
“Phillips will give West Ham the push they need,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
“We have seen Moyes rotate the squad over the past few weeks but even then they are struggling in a couple of areas with injuries.
“I think Phillips would be a brilliant signing. In all honesty, I think it would be a move that works for all parties.
“Phillips has not played anywhere near as many games as he would’ve liked having had such a good season last year. He got a taste of it. He clearly wants to leave so it seems a matter of when not if.
“West Ham would be a good fit. Moyes recognises that they need players. He won’t sign anyone for the sake of it though. He would only sign a top player who fits into the system and I think Nat Phillips fits the bill.”