Former Wanderers youngster Nat Phillips could reportedly leave Liverpool in the January window if his £10million valuation is met.

Phillips, who came through the Whites’ youth ranks, has made just four appearances for the Reds this season.

The Bolton-born defender joined Liverpool’s youth set-up in 2016 and broke into the first-team picture at Anfield several years later.

He also spent time on loan at Bournemouth last season as the Cherries won promotion back to the Premier League under Scott Parker.

Phillips was linked with a return to the Vitality Stadium over the summer, while Fulham were also credited with an interest at one stage.

A loan move is said to be the most likely option for the 25-year-old centre-back at this stage, according to Goal.

However, there is also a chance he could be kept at Liverpool following Dutch international Virgil van Dijk’s recent injury.

The towering defender was taken off at half-time with a hamstring problem during the 3-1 defeat at Brentford earlier this week.

He is now set to see a specialist to assess the severity of the injury, which is said to be worse than originally thought.

Jurgen Klopp’s other centre-back options include French international Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.

Phillips’ most recent appearance came in the 3-2 defeat against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup last month, replacing James Milner after 38 minutes. He was also involved in the 3-1 victory against Southampton at Anfield a month prior.

Liverpool are currently sixth in the Premier League table – seven points off the Champions League places at this stage.

Klopp’s side are back in action at the weekend when they welcome Wolves to Anfield in the FA Cup third round.

Social, subscriptions and getting in touch...

You can follow the Bolton News on social media by joining us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Gain unlimited access to the Bolton News website with a premium digital subscription

Or if you want the Bolton News newspaper delivered to your door, get in touch with our home delivery team or call us on 0800 953 0227

Finally, have you got a story for us? If so, contact us at or by using our online contribution form