Garth Crooks has showered heaps of praise on Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
The popular BBC Sport pundit has even compared him with Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson, and former great Manchester United midfielder Bryan Robson.
Phillips was simply outstanding last weekend as Leeds won 4-0 against Burnley away from home at Turf Moor in the Premier League.
Crooks has been highly impressed with Phillips and praised him for his unselfishness. He has included the 25-year-old in his team of the weak for BBC Sport. He said:
“The player at the heart of some glorious football for Leeds was Kalvin Phillips. A beautiful striker of the ball, always looking to play forward and totally unselfish.
“I’ve likened his game to that of Manchester United legend Bryan Robson, which might have been a stretch, but he’s definitely a Jordan Henderson. If Phillips goes on to have the career either of those players have had, he will have done extremely well.”
In the 71st minute of the game, Phillips produced an outrageous cross-field pass from midfield to Jack Harisson.
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Phillips is arguably one of the best defensive midfielders in the country. He reads the game very well. The Leeds local boy is a superb tackler and an outstanding passer of the ball.
Under Marcelo Bielsa, he has progressed immensely and he is certain to be in the England squad for the Euro this summer.
The comparison with Henderson is apt. Henderson is a world-class midfielder, a leader who holds the team together and dictates the tempo of the game.