'World class' - Leeds United man earns high praise after impressive return at West Ham

Kalvin Phillips was back in action for Leeds United in the capital after a spell on the sidelines.

By Joe Urquhart
Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 12:37 pm

Leeds United fell to a 2-0 defeat to West Ham United on Monday night in the Premier League.

Marcelo Bielsa, though, welcomed back influential midfielder Kalvin Phillips to his starting line-up at the London Stadium.

Phillips had been missing for a month due to a calf issue and although his return coincided with defeat his presence was felt in United's midfield.

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips. Pic: Getty

Here's what Elland Road supporters had to say over his comeback in today's social media talking point:

@R9Bamford1 Kalvin Phillips is a world class midfielder. End of debate.

@leedsutdacademy Kalvin Phillips made more ball recoveries (11) than any other player during last nights game against West Ham! Great to see you back Kalvin.

@TisterMumble highlight for me of last night's #lufc game was the Kalvin Phillips come back. What a quality player.

@JDLUFC11 We lost but kalvin Phillips was the best player for Leeds out there today. He looked so composed on the ball.

@Bowlesie25 Positive...Kalvin Phillips was very good tonight #lufc

@ArunJanaka Think Kalvin Phillips has been quite good

@mariussunde Kalvin Phillips 100% baller

@antzhumbleent Glad to see Kalvin Phillips back from injury for Leeds. Will certainly be keen to make up for lost time and impress Gareth Southgate for a spot in the England squad. He's certainly worthy of it.

@GlenLawton4 Kalvin Phillips is 10x times the player Declan rice is #MNF

@godsavethekick Kalvin Phillips is making a big impact on his return. Leeds need him so badly #WHULEE