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Leeds: Pundit tips Kalvin Phillips to join Liverpool

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Kalvin Phillips should join Liverpool over Manchester United if he leaves Leeds United, according to Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson.

The Lowdown: Phillips on the move?

The 25-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the past 12 months or so, maturing into one of the Premier League’s best midfielders and becoming a hero for England.

Phillips’ performances for club and country have been hugely influential – he was crowned the Three Lions’ player of the year – but the only downside of that is that it has led to interest from some of the country’s biggest clubs.

The £36million-rated Englishman’s current Leeds deal expires in the summer of 2024.

The Latest: Pundit makes Liverpool claim

Writing for the Daily Star, former Arsenal hero Merson told Phillips to choose Liverpool over United if he leaves, given the hatred between Leeds and the latter:

“Kalvin Phillips should join Liverpool, not Manchester United. But I don’t think he takes either of those teams to another level. He’s a good player who would play every week whichever one he signs for. But not a gamechanger.

“If he goes to Anfield he will still be remembered as a Leeds United hero. But if he goes to Old Trafford that all goes out the window.

“And a Leeds United player going to Manchester United? Wow. Better start well. That’s pressure. At Leeds he will get burnt out. I think he’s virtually left on his own too much in midfield at Leeds and he has to do everything.”

The Verdict: Tough to keep hold of

Unfortunately, the Whites are going to find it hard to keep hold of Phillips, considering there is a strong chance he would like to test himself in the Champions League.

Given the force Liverpool are under Jurgen Klopp – they have already scored a remarkable 42 goals this season – it would be hard to begrudge him a move to Anfield, especially as theiur energetic style of play could suit him down to the ground just like Marcelo Bielsa’s does.

A switch to United would be received far less well, however, and it is something Phillips surely wouldn’t do.

In other news, Leeds could have to break their transfer record to sign one player. Read more here.

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