Lots of Leeds United fans have been talking about Kalvin Phillips and the idea of him potentially captaining the Whites.
Journalist Beren Cross recently wrote an article for Leeds Live and it concerned Phillips and his performance against Manchester City. While the Whites did win 2-1, thanks to a last ditch Stuart Dallas winner in stoppage time, Phillips emerged as a leader for Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
The article described Phillips to be someone who ticks every box for a Leeds fan and he has everything they wish to see in a future Whites captain. Cross believes that the England international has all the features needed to be the club’s next skipper.
Is Phillips a future Leeds captain?
A post about this was relayed on Facebook by Leeds United Live. Many of the club’s fans made their views clear about the midfielder.
What did Leeds fans make of the article about Phillips?
The article from Cross suggested that Phillips’ teammates trust him a lot and they know that the Englishman has the shoulders to carry the whole city. When referee Andre Marriner kept giving Man City free kicks, it was Phillips who kept arguing with him.
The piece said that Pablo Hernandez is likely to leave in the summer and Phillips could be the man to don the armband soon.
Phillips has been a regular for the Whites this season, playing 24 times in all competitions. While he has only two assists in all competitions, the 25-year-old has been the club’s fourth-best rated player in the Premier League.
Not only has he made the third-most tackles per game and third-most interceptions per game for the side, he’s also played the fourth-highest key passes per game for them (as per Whoscored).
So he’s clearly a vital player for the side and it is easy to see why some Leeds fans want him to be the next captain.