By Mark Smith

22nd Nov, 2021 | 6:15pm

Danny Murphy wowed by Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips v Spurs

Danny Murphy was left wowed by Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips despite the 2-1 defeat against Spurs on Sunday.

The Yorkshire Pirlo was visibly fumed at being played in defence but shackled Harry Kane perfectly while in that role.

Jim White agreed with every word as Murphy couldn’t believe his eyes at how well Phillips applied his trade in London.

Speaking on talkSPORT on Monday, Murphy was wowed by Phillips despite how unhappy he was visibly at the decisions.

“Give Kalvin Phillips a mention,” he said. “I know he wasn’t best pleased in the interview about playing at the back, but what about how good he was.

“Marking Kane, what about how clever he was, knowing when to step in, when to drop off. What about how comfortable he was in possession? What a player.

White couldn’t stop nodding as Murphy waxed lyrical about Phillips, responding to the praise by agreeing.

“Yes, absolutely.”

What a player, indeed.

It’s the worst kept secret in English football.

Phillips was often targeted by many when playing for the Three Lions, but after the EUROs and him picking the award for best player in the national side this year, they have disappeared.

Now, that is a very big negative for the Whites.

Big clubs are taking notice and there are constant links with big transfer moves after every brilliant performance, another one of those came yesterday.

Murphy, White and even Simon Jordan clearly agreed that Phillips stunned once again, hopefully that new contract can be sorted sooner rather than later.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are ready to make major January signings with unexpected deals to force action