Celtic signed Nat Phillips from Liverpool in the summer, on loan for the first half of the season. And they have also been linked with a move for Caoimhin Kelleher in recent times, as the Hoops are in need of a long-term successor to Joe Hart while the 24-year-old is struggling to get playing time at Anfield.
It remains to be seen if Celtic end up making a move for Kelleher in the future. On the other hand, Phillips is expected to return to Liverpool in January following the rise of Liam Scales in recent months.
Interestingly, it looks like one Celtic player has caught the eye of Liverpool as well. And the Reds are not the only ones after his signature.
As reported by The Sun, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are considering a move for Matt O’Riley. Crystal Palace are among the clubs monitoring him. Newcastle United and Leicester City watched him in action for the Denmark U21s in September.
Liverpool considering transfer move for Celtic player
Thus, O’Riley looks like a player in high demand at the moment. It is not hard to understand why either.
The Danish youth international has taken quite a few steps forward since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers as manager of Celtic in the summer. He was very good last season as well, but this time around, it feels like he has taken his game up a few more levels.
O’Riley has certainly added more goals to his game. At the same time, he seems more effective as a creator as well.
While Celtic fans will want to see him remain at Parkhead for as long as possible, an exit seems pretty inevitable. There have been suggestions that it would take a Scottish record fee to convince the Hoops to part ways with O’Riley. The current record stands at £25 million, set by the departures of Kieran Tierney and Jota.