Leeds United fans received some brilliant news on Monday evening when it was announced that star midfielder Kalvin Phillips had signed a new contract at Elland Road.
He penned a five-year deal at Elland Road, putting an end to speculation of him departing before the end of the season, allowing everyone at the club to start looking forward again.
However, his name became a hot-topic amongst Whites’ fans once again on Tuesday night after England beat Kosovo 5-3 in a thrilling game at St. Mary’s.
The Three Lions’ attack was brutal, with Sterling, Kane and Sancho proving a menace. But at the back and in midfield, Southgate’s side looked toothless.
Declan Rice was chosen to play in the holding role but, after an underwhelming display, it led many Leeds fans to start pondering why Phillips was not getting a look in ahead of the West Ham man.
Here is what they had to say on the matter, during and after the Euro qualifying clash…
— Dan Berry (@DanielB466) September 10, 2019
Maguire is a poor man's Ben White and Rice is a poor man's Kalvin Phillips. #LUFC
— FocusOnLeeds (@FocusOnLeeds) September 10, 2019
Kalvin Phillips > Declan Rice #lufc
— Craig Bishop (@waccoecoup90) September 11, 2019
Kalvin Phillips is a miles better CDM than Declan Rice. Thank God (Bielsa) he’s signed that contract #lufc
— hirstyleeds🇦🇷 (@bielsa_ball) September 10, 2019
Declan Rice has pictures of Kalvin Phillips on his bedroom wall #lufc
— James Ward PGA (@JamesWard26) September 11, 2019
— Lewis (@cowley44) September 10, 2019
— TomAxe (@tom_axe) September 10, 2019
Let's have it right, there isn't a single aspect of Declan Rice's game that is better than Kalvin Phillips #lufc
— Martin Atkin (@MrMartinAtkin) September 10, 2019