By Craig Scott

16th Jun, 2020 | 2:15pm

'Serious baller' - Tyler Roberts raves about video of Leeds team-mate on Instagram

Tyler Roberts has been waxing lyrical about Kalvin Phillips after seeing a video compilation of the Leeds United midfielder on Instagram.

Phillips, 24, has been one of the stand-out players at Elland Road during Marcelo Bielsa’s reign in charge and has been deservedly tipped to play for England in the near future.

If Leeds are a Premier League club next season then you can bet that Phillips will continue to shine at Elland Road if the Yorkshire giants are able to keep prying eyes away from their academy product.

Roberts, 21, has seen a video montage of Phillips on social media and after watching it, he couldn’t help but praise his team-mate.

Writing on his Instagram story, Roberts said: “Serious, serious baller.”

It is crazy to think that Phillips was no more than a fringe player, who played more as an attacking midfielder, before Bielsa arrived at Elland Road in 2018.

Since then, Leeds are nowhere near the same side without Phillips whenever he picks up an injury or gets suspended.

Just look at the 24-year-old’s impact when he returned from suspension in the draw at Brentford earlier this season.

Sure, Bielsa’s men didn’t win that game – thanks to Kiko Casilla – but it was a huge performance and one that paved the way to winning five games in a row and going top of the Championship table before the league was suspended.

Bielsa is without doubt the biggest reason as to why Leeds are top of the table at the moment and his transformation of Phillips is one of the key reasons why that has been possible.

In other Leeds United news, fans are blown away by this image that has been shared by Phil Hay.