The January transfer window has gotten underway with a bang at Anfield. The Reds have brought in Takumi Minamino and Joe Hardy, they’ve also loaned out Rhian Brewster, Isaac Christie-Davies and Herbie Kane. Despite Jürgen Klopp’s side being out of sight at the top of the table, one ex-player believes we can still improve. Danny Murphy has claimed that Jack Grealish would start for Liverpool if Klopp bought him.
Jack Grealish has cut a controversial figure since his rise to prominence at Aston Villa. He is undeniably talented but his career has been marred by off the field incidents. The latest of which being an ill fated Instagram comment, previously he came under fire for using laughing gas whilst on holiday.
The 24-year-old is now captain of his hometown club, Aston Villa. Whilst he predominantly plays as an inside forward for Dean Smith’s side, he also pops up as a central attacking midfielder.
The Englishman has notched six goals and five assists in 19 starts in the Premier League this season, he is by far his side’s most influential attacking force.
Danny Murphy wrote in the Mail on Sunday (pg.126 – 12/01/20) that Jack Grealish would start at Liverpool, suggesting:
“Even though Liverpool are currently well-stocked for midfielders, what if Gini Wijnaldum doesn’t sign a new contract and James Milner gets to a certain age? Could Jack do the hard yards Jurgen Klopp demands? Yes. Would I have him ahead of Naby Keita for example? Yes.”
What RTK has to say
This wouldn’t be the best move. Whilst Danny Murphy believes Jack Grealish could start at Liverpool, we don’t feel he has the right attitude.
Discipline is one of the most important characteristics of any Jürgen Klopp player and unfortunately it looks as though Grealish doesn’t have the mentality for this Liverpool side – he is too often in the papers for the wrong reasons.
Furthermore, he absolutely wouldn’t start ahead of Naby Keita. Not. In. A. Million. Years.