Liverpool could reportedly be about to receive a first official offer for central defender Nat Phillips this summer’s transfer market.

The 24-year-old star enjoyed an unlikely rise to prominence last campaign in the wake of an eye-catching injury crisis at the club and looked to have forged a career with Liverpool.

However, the side’s resolve could be about to be tested to the full as teams across the PL gear up to make their interest in the player known.

According to a recent report from TalkSPORT, as quoted by Football Transfers on Twitter, Graham Potter’s Brighton are set to show their hand.

The report says that Phillips will be allowed to depart if the opportunity to play regular senior team football presents itself whilst highlighting the defender as a potential replacement for the Arsenal bound Ben White.

Last term the Englishman played an important role in guiding the Merseyside giants to a third-place finish but the £7.2 million valued centre-half is unlikely to see another chance for some time at Anfield.

As Jurgen Klopp aims to strengthen the ranks somewhere else, selling Phillips for the mooted £15 million would be a big boost and could ultimately be enough to part company with Phillips.