According to Kevin Campbell, Liverpool want a “fair share” of the £ 50million Brighton received for Ben White when they sell Nathaniel Phillips.
After impressing for Brighton in his 2020-21 Premier League debut season, White has agreed to join Arsenal for a £ 50m move.
Graham Potter is allegedly eyeing Liverpool’s Nathaniel Phillips to replace White.
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Phillips enjoyed his breakthrough with Liverpool last season when he played 20 games in all competitions.
Campbell believes Brighton’s signing of Phillips is “a very smart deal,” as reported by Football insider. But he suggests that Liverpool will charge a substantial fee for him:
“It’s a very smart business. Phillips can definitely do a job there, and you can get it for less than a third of the price you sold white for.
“That’s what Brighton is good at. They make nice margins on their players. It’s great business from them.
“But Liverpool will know that Brighton naturally got a large sum from Arsenal for Ben White. They will think that they can get a fair bit of that money. They will say: ‘We want our money!’
“Let’s face it, a deal has to be made because Brighton need a midfielder and they can more than afford it.”
Elsewhere, Danny Murphy has suggested that Jordan Henderson’s contract situation is nothing to worry about:
“I don’t think his contract is a problem.
“If he has two years left, he loves the club, the club loves him, the fans love him, they adore him.
“He won’t want to go anywhere else, he will end his career in Liverpool, there is no doubt about that. And he still has a lot in the tank.
“Jordan is a phenomenal leader and his development over the years has been amazing. From a partner under Brendan Rodgers and then becoming the mainstay of the team, becoming the leader, the first Liverpool captain to win the Premier League in 30 years and leading the team to a Champions League final …
“What he has become is a sensational captain for a wonderful team and he deserves everything he gets.
“To actually take his game so far that admiration came from everywhere, and rightly so.
“He is very unique, he is in the final stages of his career and can still play in several positions alike.”