By Danny Wright

7th Jan, 2018 | 1:55pm

'Machine', 'Kept us alive' - Leeds fans rave about midfielder after defeat v Newport

Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to rave about Kalvin Phillips for his performance in the 2-1 defeat against Newport County at Rodney Parade on Sunday.
The Whites let slip of a first-half lead from Gateano Berardi’s long-range strike to concede two in the space of several minutes later and while it was not a memorable performance overall by the Whites, many fans were impressed by Phillips.
The 22-year-old midfielder was one of just two players to have kept their spots in the first-team as him and Berardi were named in a rotated squad as Thomas Christiansen gave a host of fringe players the chance to impress.
However it was the first-team regulars of Berardi and Phillips who stood out the most according to the supporters, with one fan saying that Phillips is like a “machine”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:

Phillips has been ever-present for Leeds in their midfield this season.
He has made 27 appearances across all competitions, scoring five goals and supplying two assists in the process.
It remains to be seen whether or not Christiansen will now drop him from the team against Ipswich on Saturday in order to give him a bit of a rest after playing every game in the festive period.
In other Leeds United news, this Elland Road striker could be sidelined until March after suffering a major injury blow.
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