Pundit claims '£100m' Premier League midfielder would be perfect Liverpool signing

This is the last thing Leeds fans will want to hear...

Kalvin Phillips. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal player Perry Groves has claimed Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips would be a perfect addition to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side – but doesn’t believe that the Whites would sell him for anything less than £100 million.

The 25-year-old has seen his profile rise massively over the past few weeks after an inspired showing at Euro 2020 in which he helped England to a first major international final since 1966.

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Since then, the Elland Road star has been linked with a number of top European clubs by various reports, although there is no indication that Leeds plan on selling their most prized asset anytime soon.

With his current contract set to run until 2024, it seems highly unlikely that Phillips will be leaving his boyhood club in the near future.

But Groves has argued that he would be an ideal signing for the Anfield giants, with Klopp’s men looking to get themselves back on track after last season’s underwhelming title defence.

Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: “Kalvin Phillips fits Liverpool.

"He fits Liverpool perfectly, with the energy they play with, the closing down, his athleticism, his passing range.”

Fellow pundit Jason Cundy pressed the issue, asking: “What would he cost?”

Groves responded: "£100 million”.

Cundy replied: “That’s about the figure now. Whenever you hear a player being sold now, they’re all £100 milllion.

"How much is Declan Rice? £100 million. Phillips? £100 million. Jack Grealish? £100 million – and that’s cheap.”