Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson does not think that Liverpool target Kalvin Phillips will leave Manchester City in the summer transfer window.

The Daily Star reported in April that Liverpool are interested in signing Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City in the summer transfer window.

The report claimed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp personally wants the former Leeds United midfielder at Elland Road.

The former Leeds United midfielder himself is open to a move to Liverpool, who are willing to pay £35 million for him in the summer transfer window.

West Ham United have also been linked with Phillips.

Former Arsenal star and Sky Sports pundit Merson does not think that Phillips, who earns £160,000 per week (SalarySport), will leave Premier League champions City at the end of the season.

Merson wrote in SportsKeeda: “Kalvin Phillips is a player who has barely featured this season and there have been reports that he could be offloaded this summer, but I doubt that will be the case.

“If you look at the likes of Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling at Manchester City over the years, they’ve all taken a year to adapt.

“With Ilkay Gundogan reportedly on his way out of the club, Phillips could get his chance next season, so I think he gets another year to show everyone what he’s capable of.

“He’s still young and could win three trophies this year, so even if he were to leave, where would he go?”

Manchester City to Liverpool transfer depends on Kalvin Phillips
In our view, the future of Kalvin Phillips depends on the midfielder himself.

Manchester City have long held the view that they will not stand in any of their players leaving as long they bring in a good transfer fee.

So, if Liverpool make a big bid and Phillips wants to leave, then a transfer could well happen.

In our view, the 27-year-old should stay at City for one more season.

After all, Phillips moved to City only in the summer of 2022.

We do not think that the former Leeds star should give up on having a successful career at City after just one season.

Phillips is a peripheral figure at City at the moment, but it could change next season.

The City no. 4 has made 1 start and 10 substitute appearances in the Premier League, three substitute appearances in the UEFA Champions League, one start and three substitute appearances in the FA Cup, and one start and one substitute appearance in the Carabao Cup this campaign.