Date of birth
The 24-year-old from Preston graduated with honours at Liverpool as a youngster, but after time with Norwich City, he'd be picked up by Burnley and spend the next few years as a Turf Moor player without ever making an appearance.
An energetic, box-to-box midfielder, he had to go out on-loan, where - with Accrington Stanley and Morecambe - he would amass more than a hundred appearances scoring 20 goals.
The Reds brought him to Oakwell on deadline day of the 2022 summer transfer window, inking a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
After a somewhat slow start, Phillips began to make a real impact on the Reds' fortunes with a number of key goals, often struck from distance.
Proving a major player as the Reds reached the Play-Off Final, he was unluckily sent off at Wembley for a 50/50 challenge in the early stages of the second half, as Barnsley were denied at the death by Sheffield Wednesday.