The 24-year-old was the unlikely catalyst for a Premier League revival at Anfield last season at the heart of a decimated defence.
Despite leaving an ever-lasting impact on Jurgen Klopp’s side, as Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip return to fitness, there remains doubt over the ace’s future on Merseyside.
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The report claims that the Bundesliga side have ‘sounded out’ the no-nonsense centre-back and have been in contact with representatives to register an interest.
Phillips has previous experience in Germany having spent a successful season-long loan spell earning promotion with VfB Stuttgart.
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The wealth of interest should help Liverpool reach that price or perhaps beyond should a bidding war ensue for the ‘Bolton Baresi’.
Although last season’ performances more than warrant a place in Klopp’s plans moving forwards, Phillips’ stock has never been higher having proven to be ready for regular first-team action – something that he is unlikely to find given the level of competition.
Unfortunately whilst the romantic in most Kopites would love to keep their newfound hero at the club, a boost of £15million in the current market would be difficult to turn down.