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Moyes close to making central defensive choice

David Moyes is definitely looking at both James Tarkowski and Nathan Phillips with the Liverpool 24 year old now the bigger favourite of  becoming a Hammer.

Although Moyes has not yet submitted list of his winter targets to the board he has mentioned both to backroom staff and Phillips looks the more appealing option at around £10 million.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has also indicated that he will be available for sale.

Moyes has also considered a bid for the Burnley 29 year old since last season but has blown hot and cold on him over recent months.

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However the club may offer £4 million rising to £5 million given he will have just five months before being out of contract.

Anymore than that – coupled with a salary requirement of around £60k on a three year deal with little sell on value- would be too rich for our blood and Phillips looks a better bet by far at five years younger.

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3 comments on “Moyes close to making central defensive choice

  1. Would rather have Nathan Ake than either of these two

  2. Sorry Phillips a player who cannot even make the Liverpool bench, and Liverpool are prepared to sell without much persuasion, stop for a minute talking about players like this. If Moyes is genuinely considering players like this we are stagnating, he has no pace and you saw how Liverpool struggled last season. The bottom line he is no improvement on Dawson or Diop – are we serious about going to the next level. Sign players that will make us better not players who will keep us static or send us down the table, I woudl rather trust the young players than waste money on players like Phillips. Moyes did not strength the team over the summer and he had a bad transfer window with the exception of Zouma. Yes Areola is a good keeper but he is not in the first 11, spending 25m on Vlasic !!!! and bringing Kral in !!!! He needs to step away from the recruitment aspect and let Newman recommend the players to him rather than he recommended the players to Newman,

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