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Leeds United fans react as Kalvin Phillips is named in the England squad

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Leeds United fans react as Kalvin Phillips is named in the England squad

Gareth Southgate has been known to be an admirer of the anchor man for quite some time.

Kalvin Phillips has capped an impressive 12 months by earning his first call-up to the England squad. Gareth Southgate has named the Leeds United midfielder in his latest 24-man squad.

The Three Lions will face Iceland and Denmark next month and after helping Leeds to the Championship title at the end of last season, he could also earn a first England cap.

Phillips, 24 was instrumental as Marcelo Bielsa’s team eventually won the league at a canter, playing 40 games in all competitions.

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Typically a defensive midfielder, the Leeds-born star has adhered himself to the club’s faithful with a string of combative displays in the Whites’ holding role.

Since graduating from the club’s academy Phillips has played 181 times for Leeds and this call-up is thoroughly deserved for the midfielder.

Following the latest news, supporters have been responding on Twitter and it’s fair to say they are absolutely delighted.

Phillips penned a new long-term deal at Elland Road and will now look to help the Whites enjoy a successful maiden season back in the Premier League.

Here is a selection of Tweets from the club’s loyal fanbase as Leeds midfielder Phillips earns international recognition for the first time.

 

 

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