This Liverpool side are something special. Jürgen Klopp arrived at Anfield with the club in a pit of despair, there was little direction and the fans were still licking their wounds from the 2013/14 campaign. In the five years since his arrival we have seen Klopp transform Liverpool into what Jean-Louis Gasset described as a side that plays the “football of the future”. Even Premier League managers are learning from our tactics, despite the fact that Liverpool have been linked with one such tactical copycat in Jack Grealish, we should avoid the 24-year-old at all costs.
One of the main driving forces behind the Reds’ success has been the front three. Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino appear to have a telepathic understanding and it is their synergy that has made us so irresistible going forward.
Such is the frightening nature of our attacking trio, Jack Grealish admitted back in November that he has been told by manager Dean Smith to copy the triplets’ movement on the pitch.
This week has seen a flurry of reports contemplating the merits of a Liverpool move for Jack Grealish after Danny Murphy suggested he would walk into the Reds lineup.
We should avoid signing the 24-year-old because he doesn’t have the right attitude for our dressing room and he would also be leaving a club captaincy.
Jürgen Klopp has meticulously put his squad together with attitude being one of the key factors in its assembly. How many times have we seen Reds in the papers for the wrong reasons since the German took over? This isn’t the case for Grealish – he was recently chastised for an ill considered Instagram comment, he has previously come under fire for using laughing gas. This is not the type of personality that would fit into the Anfield changing room.
Furthermore, the fact that he would go from being a big fish in a small pond to just a cog in a machine (forgive the mixed metaphors) would prove an issue. Over the years we have seen these type of transfers ruin a player, Fernando Torres to Chelsea, Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, and Kaka to Real Madrid are just a few glaring examples. Virgil van Dijk is an exception (to every rule).
Liverpool shouldn’t sign Jack Grealish – he is undeniably a talented player but he just isn’t the right fit for our squad.