By Beck Pascal

13th Jun, 2022 | 12:10pm

Liverpool urged to sign Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips - Michael Thomas

Former Liverpool man Michael Thomas has urged Premier League giants Liverpool to sign Leeds United star, Kalvin Phillips. 

According to The Sun [12 June], the Whites are set to launch a last-gasp effort to keep the midfielder at Elland Road amid increasing speculation that he could leave in the summer. 

Thomas has urged the Reds to rival Manchester City in the transfer market as well as the Premier League with the English champions willing to pay a £60million fee for his services, as per Daily Mail [11 June].

He told CaughtOffside: “Kalvin Phillips could also be a good asset depending on the price. He’s surely not going to Manchester United so there might be an opportunity there.

“I also firmly believe Liverpool will be in for Jude Bellingham if the opportunity ever arises, though that will probably be one for next summer. I’d be very happy with Phillips or Bellingham for the midfield.”

Hope.

You would much rather Phillips join Liverpool than the likes of Manchester United or Manchester city amid the Mancunians interest. 

Leeds fans would be gutted if he went to Manchester and, make no mistake, they would still be gutted if he went to Anfield but it wouldn’t feel nearly as bad. 

Truthfully, it doesn’t matter where the England international might go ahead of the 2022/23 campaign – his departure will be a huge blow regardless.  

There was hope that the Whites might be able to keep their star men should they stay in the Premier League but the interest in them looks too high to be able to do so.

The recruitment team will have a lot of work to do should Phillips leave because his role in not only the team but the squad is untenable.  

Hopefully, he stays because it was clear to see just how badly the team struggled without him during his absence through injury in 2021/22 – they weren’t the same without him. 

In other Leeds United news, Chris Sutton has teared Leeds to shreds, sharing a major transfer view after a recent “disaster”.