Liverpool are certain to have one of their biggest summer transfer windows in recent memory in a few months time. The Reds have money to burn having tied up some lucrative commercial details, including a record breaking kit-deal with Nike. According to Danny Murphy, Liverpool should sign Jack Grealish – and fast.
Grealish has long been a pivotal figure at Aston Villa.
The 25-year-old has been on the scene for what feels like forever, long enough to cut a divisive figure at least.
The Villa captain has been having the season of his life for his boyhood club, despite his side finding themselves in a relegation dogfight.
So far this season the Englishman has seven goals and six assists in the Premier League, with his goal involvements coming from a variety of positions – be it the left wing or centre midfield, he’s provided from everywhere.
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Writing in the Daily Mail, ex-Red Danny Murphy encouraged Liverpool to sign Jack Grealish ‘fast’, writing:
“If you’re Klopp for example, having [Grealish’s] variety at your disposal is a Godsend. I’d already put Grealish ahead of Naby Keita or James Milner.
“He fits Klopp’s philosophy and although Guardiola has Phil Foden he’ll still be interested in other good players with David Silva leaving this summer.”
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We’ve taken a dim view of the Grealish rumours of late. Previously we have contested that he is too reckless of a personality, pointing towards his controversial episodes in the press.
However, as Danny Murphy explains, Liverpool would relish having the versatility of Jack Grealish.
Jürgen Klopp values utility men, just look at James Milner and Fabinho – both players that have popped up in a number of positions.
Further to his versatility, Grealish is young and talented – two things that the Reds’ recruitment team are always looking for.
Whether or not FSG are prepared to enter the auction over the summer remains to be seen, he definitely wouldn’t be our first choice but we wouldn’t grumble if he arrived – he does appear to have matured in recent years.