January 13 According to the latest report from The Athletic UK Liverpool reporter James Pearce
, The French central defender Kumedio, who has just been recalled from Vienna, Austria, is expected to remain in the u21 echelon and will not enter the first team again, while the youth-trained central defender Jarrell Kunza will also be loaned out this month.
In addition, Liverpool young players Jack Kane and James Norris, who started the game against Paris Saint-Germain, are also expected to be loaned out.
Van Dijk is not expected to return until mid-February, and in the next month, Phillips will become Klopp’s fourth centre-back behind Matip, Konate and Joe Gomez.
Phillips himself hopes to get the chance to leave the team, but considering Liverpool’s injury situation, Liverpool is unwilling to let him go.
Benfica would like to loan him out for a season and Phillips will certainly jump at the chance.
There has also been strong interest from the likes of Bournemouth, Burnley and Southampton, who have made various offers.
Phillips, who is worth around £10m, has accepted the disappointment with great professionalism and Klopp knows he will do it again if he stays at Kirkby until May, as expected.