Kalvin Phillips is best known now for his excellence in the holding midfield role (and occasional horror tackle) but he’s scored some crucial goals for Leeds United too.
Over 175 games he’s scored 11 goals and Leeds United posted their top 10 on Twitter this morning, delighting the fans.
He’s actually scored some real belters and the number one was his volleyed equaliser against Sheffield United back in October 2017.
🔝🔟 Kalvin Phillips pic.twitter.com/OK5lXrWJxQ
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 12, 2020
Apart from making us realise just how much we’re missing watch Leeds play it shows how Phillips has been transformed under Marcelo Bielsa.
Phillips was an average forward-looking player in midfield before Bielsa completely turned his career upside down.
Phillips only scored one goal this season and one the season before under Bielsa.
He scored seven in the 17/18 season but turning the goals off and moving backwards has turned him into a player who’s being tipped for England and the Premier League next season.
He’s seen as one of the best players outside of the top flight and was said by Neil Redfearn to be ahead of Declan Rice in the England pecking order
Leeds fans were loving the nostalgic look back at his goals, although one said he felt sorry for the one that was missed out – his second in the game against Bolton on the opening day of the 17/18 season for the completists.
Here are the reactions on Twitter from Leeds fans…
That goal against Brum at the centenary game was written in the stars pic.twitter.com/QILF180QZx
— Barney V2 (@barney___21) May 12, 2020
So if your maths is anything to go by…. 1 of those goals didn’t make the cut!
— Tom Johnson (@TommyJA3) May 12, 2020
Broke a rib when that goal up at Boro went in on 110 mins . A bloke literally threw his daughter at me 😂
— Paps (@coophos) May 12, 2020
— Charlsella Bielsenberg 💛💙 (@charlieros1e) May 12, 2020
Can’t wait to see Kalvin smashing these in for us in the Premier League! 😍
— LUFC EPL (@LUFCepl) May 12, 2020
Kalvin has the potential to be a proper complete midfielder, you kinda forget the amount of goals he is capable of. And yet now he is excelling in a completely different invaluable role! If your been uber critical it’s his tackling that can let him down.
— Jamie (@LUFCjamie1919) May 12, 2020
You forget about some of these beauties before his change to a solid CDM. Didn’t he originally play CAM? Noted for his set pieces in academy.
— leedsyorks68 (@leedsyorks68) May 12, 2020
Gutted for the solitary one of his 11 total goals that didn’t make it into the top 10.
— Stu Boyland 💙💛 (@StuBoyland) May 12, 2020
tell you what, he’s scored a few belters.
— James (@James_Milne) May 12, 2020
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