Leeds United fans have shared their reactions to Kalvin Phillips’ performance against Liverpool on Twitter.
The Whites have not yet clinched their first win of the season after losing 3-0 to Liverpool on Elland Road on Sunday afternoon.
Goals from Mohamed Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mane sealed all three points for Jürgen Klopp’s team. Leeds had created a couple of half-chances, but they weren’t clinical enough to count.
Liverpool were dominant throughout the game and the Reds enjoyed a lion’s share of the possession. Losing Pascal Struijk (red card after fouling Harvey Elliott) didn’t help either, but Liverpool felt comfortable throughout the game.
Except for Phillips (and to some extent Raphinha), not a single Leeds player faced the Reds. Rodrigo and Stuart Dallas were not a difficult challenge in midfield, and it was left to Phillips to take on the massive workload.
The England international stood out during the game. His ability to spray diagonal balls and spread the game widely is a joy to watch. At the same time he was very good with his defensive shifts, making two tackles and two interceptions.
Leeds fans are absolutely certain that he was their best player on the pitch. Here are some of the selected Tweets:
– Murph (@ murph7964) September 12, 2021
Bad doo that .. Kalvin Phillips is way ahead of this team #lufc
– Cam Burrows (@ CamBurrows92) September 12, 2021
Phillips looked amazing today, we have to improve our game if we want to keep him #LUFC
– cow (@jamcowlam) September 12, 2021
Phillips is the only player who gives me credit. He was great and kicked a lonely rut in mf. Needs help urgently. Dallas nowhere Rodrigo awful. #lufc
-topman65 (@bielsa_FC) September 12, 2021
– Wiggy (@ Wiggy1234) September 12, 2021
Phillips was brilliant today though, best player on the pitch #lufc
– Super Leeds United (@ superlufc1919) September 12, 2021
I thought Phillips played well. I like to criticize him, but 3 or 4 times he did something that caught my eye. Was probably the best Leeds player
– Eisen85 (@ Eisen85858585) September 12, 2021