‘He is always ready’ – Pep Guardiola gives verdict on Manchester City star ahead of Leeds United clash

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips is ready to face his former club Leeds United on Saturday.

When it was put to Guardiola that Phillips would be keen to face his former club, Guardiola replied: “I’m sure he will be. He is always ready just as every player is ready.

“We arrive at the end of the season and the doctors, physios, sports scientists make an incredible job to have the players fit and available. We arrive with almost all the players ready, it’s really important.”

Asked if Phillips could expect more game time between now and the end of the season, Guardiola responded: “Everyone has to be ready. The contribution of everyone will be important, whether it is a lot of minutes or a few minutes.”