Newcastle United have reportedly ‘asked about’ the possible signing of Liverpool central defender Nat Phillips.

It’s widely anticipated that the 24-year-old will be the subject of interest as the January transfer window enters the last few days.

Having stepped in to rescue the Reds’ in 2020/21, Phillips has returned to a watching brief for much of this campaign.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, as cited by Matt Thielen on Twitter, relegation-threatened Newcastle could make a late swoop for the centre-back.

The report claims that the North East outfit could turn to Phillips should their pursuit of Sevilla ace Diego Carlos fail.

Eddie Howe’s side will hope to agree on a ‘loan deal with an obligation to buy’ the Englishman if relegation can be avoided.

This season Phillips has made just four appearances across all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

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Valued at £7.2million and under contract at Anfield until 2025 (Transfermarkt), Liverpool are certainly in no rush to sell their man.

However, given the likelihood of little to no first-team action in the second half of the campaign, the club would be wise to accept bids of anything around the £15million asking price.

Already experienced in the Premier League and indeed UEFA Champions League, Newcastle could do much worse than shelling out for the Bolton-born ace.

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