WEST HAM are reportedly plotting a move for Liverpool outcast Nathaniel Phillips after the long-term injury to Angelo Ogbonna.
The Hammers are sat fourth heading into the busy Christmas period.
Phillips started 18 times for Liverpool last season[/caption]
And according to Football Insider, Phillips is one of the names being mentioned to come in and replace the injured Ogbonna to sustain a Champions League push.
The 24-year-old has slipped to fifth choice at Liverpool despite having a solid season last term in the absence of the injured Virgil van Dijk.
Jurgen Klopp‘s aerial ‘monster’ has only managed 45 minutes on the pitch this season and it came in the League Cup win over Preston North End.
The report states that an offer of around £12million should be enough to tempt Liverpool to sell.
But the move could all depend on Joe Gomez, though.
Gomez has had his fair share of injury struggles and isn’t reliably fit on a consistent basis.
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Former Premier League striker Noel Whelan thinks Phillips would be a success at the Hammers.
He told FI: “He’s a player who has shown he can handle the Premier League and can handle playing on a big stage.
“He got that experience last year with all the injuries at Liverpool. I think he did really well when you consider the massive pressure of playing at Anfield and pulling on that famous Liverpool shirt.
“I thought he handled himself impeccably.”
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