Manchester United and Liverpool in the race to sign Premier League star - Kalvin Phillips

Published:5 November 2021

Manchester City

Liverpool has joined Manchester United to sign Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips in the forthcoming transfer window.

Since they return to the English Premier League, Kalvin Phillips has been one of Leeds United's most vital players. His excellent play for the Yorkshire club earned him a call-up to the England squad for Euro 2020 in the summer.

Several major clubs, including Liverpool and Manchester United, have taken notice of Phillips' recent revival. Phillips, who has a £60 million price tag plastered on his head by Leeds United, has been broadly linked with a move to Manchester United.

Liverpool, on the other hand, has entered the hunt to recruit the 25-year-old midfielder. In the forthcoming transfer window, Jurgen Klopp wants to strengthen Liverpool's midfield.

Since he was a child, Kalvin Phillips has been a Leeds United fan, having joined the club in 2010. Since then, the England international has appeared in almost 200 games for the club, scoring 14 goals in the process.

Other clubs have expressed interest in Phillips, and Leeds United have already begun contract negotiations with their star midfielder. The 25-year-old midfielder's contract expires in the summer of 2024, but he could extend it.

Phillips is adamant about staying with the club where he grew up. On the other hand, the England international is concerned that manager Marcelo Bielsa may depart Elland Road soon. This could persuade him to leave Leeds United.

It's worth remembering that Kalvin Phillips grew up supporting Leeds United and would like to join Liverpool than Manchester United. Leeds' fiercest and oldest opponents are the Red Devils.

Both Liverpool and Manchester United are in desperate need of a new central midfielder, despite adding to their teams. The Red Devils are currently without a defensive midfielder, forcing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to rely on players like Fred and Scott McTominay to play in the middle.

In contrast, Liverpool has yet to sign a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum. Earlier this summer, the Dutchman left Liverpool on a free transfer to join Paris Saint-Germain.

Liverpool, unlike Manchester United, has done fine without a player of Wijnaldum's talent. Jurgen Klopp has put his faith in players like Naby Keita and Curtis Jones to stand up, and they have done so thus far. The Reds are still the only team in the Premier League without a loss after nine games.