West Ham United could well make a move for Liverpool defender Nat Phillips.

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That’s according to transfer insider Dean Jones, who understands that the club have kept their eye on the Anfield defender, having been linked with the 25-year-old before.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT on Phillips’ potential departure from Liverpool, insider Jones said: “The strongest interest I guess you could say would be West Ham and Nat Phillips.

“They’ve had a keen eye on him, they’ve had good reports on him and they considered going for him strongly in the summer window. So I can see that one coming around again.”

Decent depth

The signing of Phillips would no doubt bolster the Hammers’ backline and at 25-years-old, seeking regular minutes, he will feel as though he has a point to prove, having been cast aside by Jurgen Klopp for the most part.

West Ham are not in desperate need of a defender, and the side have proven themselves as solid in that department, ranking as the fourth-best defence in the Premier League, having conceded just three goals more than Manchester City, making for a total of 17 conceded across the first half of the season.

The signing of Phillips would no doubt serve as a welcome depth option, but this is by no means a move that the club will be prioritising as we venture towards to January transfer window.

Instead, David Moyes will be eager to fix the Hammers’ goalscoring issue, which sees them ranked as the third-lowest scorers in the Premier League, netting just 12 goals.