Phillips is one of the best central midfielders in the Championship and has taken his game to another level under head coach Marcelo Bielsa.
The 23-year-old is one of the first names on the Leeds teamsheet, and his teammate Dallas believes that McCalmont can learn from the youngster.
The 19-year-old plays in the same position as Phillips and is a teammate of Dallas for the Northern Ireland national football team.
Dallas told The Yorkshire Evening Post regarding Phillips: “He’s a local lad, he knows what it means to play for Leeds. He’s come on such a long way in the past couple of years.
“Alfie for one, playing in that position, can learn loads off Kalvin, seeing the way his career has just shot up in the last couple of years.”
One for the future
Phillips is not leaving Leeds anytime soon, having only just signed a new contract with the Championship club.
McCalmont will have to be patient in terms of getting regular playing time in the first team, and, as Dallas suggests, the 19-year-old should try to learn from Phillips.
The 19-year-old should also make the most of the chances he will get for the Leeds first team in the coming weeks and months.
Have something to tell us about this article?