Liverpool fans took to Twitter following England’s opening group stage victory at the European Championship to comment on how well-suited Kalvin Phillips would be for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Leeds United midfielder attracted praise for his energetic performance, providing the crucial assist for Raheem Sterling’s lone goal as Gareth Southgate’s men secured their first points of the competition against Croatia.
A constant thorn in the World Cup-finalists’ side, the Englishman posted a commendable performance at Wembley, demonstrating his ability to contribute effectively in both defensive and offensive departments.
Playing under a manager who prizes above all-else work-rate and plays a press-heavy style of football, the 25-year-old would arguably be a reasonable fit for Liverpool.
With a contract not set to expire until the summer of 2024, however, it’s not a player we can see us being able to secure on the cheap – particularly not if he continues to play to such a high standard for the remainder of the Euros.
Nonetheless, with a handful of our midfield options in their 30s, the England international is one to potentially consider for the future.
You can catch some of the fan reaction below:
Won’t be this summer but Kalvin Phillips is made for Klopp’s Liverpool.
— Dan McLaughlin (@Dan23_92) June 13, 2021
You called it. The fluid movement and space creation wasn’t being exploited. Players seemed hesitant, static, or lacking confidence to make the runs. Phillips made that goal. And people say he only passes sideways. Made for Liverpool that boy.
— Dave Kaká (@edgeofcoaching) June 13, 2021
Kelvin Phillips to LIVERPOOL
— alan seymour (@sportmarketing1) June 13, 2021
Kalvin Phillips is amazing. Liverpool sign him immediately!
— otaku kmrn sore (@tommyprayogow) June 13, 2021
would take Kalvin Phillips at Liverpool, class player 👌🏼
— Aaron 🔴 (@aaron_Ifc) June 13, 2021