A few weeks ago, Liverpool were given the fright of their life in Birmingham. The Reds journeyed to Villa Park to take on Dean Smith’s side. Jürgen Klopp‘s men trailed for most of the game but two very late goals saw them run out 2-1 winners. One of the Villain’s top men has opened up on the influence of the Anfield side. Jack Grealish has admitted that he is told to play like the Liverpool front three.

Jack Grealish has revealed he is instructed to play like the Liverpool front three.

Jack Grealish has revealed he is instructed to play like the Liverpool front three. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Speaking after Aston Villa‘s 2-0 win over Newcastle United, Dean Smith’s talisman told Sky Sports:

“When the manager puts me there (on the left-wing) he said to me he wants me to play like…I’m not on their level, like the Liverpool front three. More like three strikers rather than play as a left-sided midfielder.”

What RTK has to say

Jack Grealish admitting he is told to play the way Liverpool play is just further confirmation of the Reds dominance and influence.

 

Grealish is full of respect for Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Bobby Firmino; he is very quick to point out that he is not on their level at all.

However, the player is full of potential. His comments are also revealing in that they show how other sides see our front three: opposition managers don’t think of it as a typical front three, they see it as three out and out strikers.

The fact that other managers are using Klopp’s tactics as a reference point for their own side is evidence of unstoppable the Reds are at the minute – if you can’t beat ’em, copy ’em.

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