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  1. David Ngog has recalled his greatest moment in a Liverpool shirt after Mo Salah’s strike on the weekend against Man United brought back some fond personal memories.The Frenchman’s stint on Merseyside is not what you would call prolific or particularly memorable by any means, but one moment clearly stands out above all others.The late substitute wrapped up victory against Liverpool’s arch rivals when he was put through on goal by Lucas Leiva and side footed it past Edwin Van Der Sar in the United goal.The jubilant crowd reaction after sealing a victory following a poor run of form was matched by the players with goalkeeper Pepe Reina running the length of the pitch to jump into the arms of the striker.A similar reaction took place on Sunday with Allison and Salah embracing and Ngog certainly noticed the parallels as he told the Official site. “It's unbelievable how close it is.“It's different play of course – he has a longer run and he read it well against the defender. “But that was in the last minute, against Man United, it brings back memories.“ I was at home but I was with my family as well. I saw the two goals and I was happy because it's Liverpool and it's really important this season. "It was exciting. To be honest, at that time I was just watching, not thinking about the goal before. "But when I saw the replay and saw it was similar – and the celebration, of course, with Alisson running. It was really, really funny to watch."Ngog who is still just 30yo, has made many stops in his football career since leaving the Reds and English Football, taking him far and wide to Greece, France, Scotland and currently in Hungary.But it is the moment in October of 2009 which he recalls with pride. “I think it was one of my great memories when I was in Liverpool."Especially the celebration with Pepe, who was a great teammate, a great player, goalkeeper and a great guy.Ngog said that the celebration that took place was a pure spur of the moment thing that Football often delivers.“It was a surprise for me to see Pepe when I turned back to celebrate! Afterwards, it was just joy and you want to share with the fans and everybody. "It was a great memory. “The celebration is one of the best and it's just improvisation. “You don't really prepare for it, it just happens in the moment."Despite being well removed from playing for the club, he still holds the Reds very closely to his heart. And just like any fan, he hopes they go one step further this season.“They're in the best position possible.“I think Jürgen Klopp did a great job in getting everyone involved. “They play with a lot of energy and it's just great to watch. "I really hope – and I think – they will succeed this season."While Ngog struggled for consistent minutes, he views his time at the club where he made 94 appearances and scored 19 goals in an extremely positive light."I was in at a young age and had plenty to prove."I was surrounded by great players with great experience and I think I learned a lot from it. "For me, it's all good memories. "Of course you always want to do more but for me at that age it was a good achievement for me in my life and my career." View full article
  2. David Ngog has recalled his greatest moment in a Liverpool shirt after Mo Salah’s strike on the weekend against Man United brought back some fond personal memories.The Frenchman’s stint on Merseyside is not what you would call prolific or particularly memorable by any means, but one moment clearly stands out above all others.The late substitute wrapped up victory against Liverpool’s arch rivals when he was put through on goal by Lucas Leiva and side footed it past Edwin Van Der Sar in the United goal.The jubilant crowd reaction after sealing a victory following a poor run of form was matched by the players with goalkeeper Pepe Reina running the length of the pitch to jump into the arms of the striker.A similar reaction took place on Sunday with Allison and Salah embracing and Ngog certainly noticed the parallels as he told the Official site. “It's unbelievable how close it is.“It's different play of course – he has a longer run and he read it well against the defender. “But that was in the last minute, against Man United, it brings back memories.“ I was at home but I was with my family as well. I saw the two goals and I was happy because it's Liverpool and it's really important this season. "It was exciting. To be honest, at that time I was just watching, not thinking about the goal before. "But when I saw the replay and saw it was similar – and the celebration, of course, with Alisson running. It was really, really funny to watch."Ngog who is still just 30yo, has made many stops in his football career since leaving the Reds and English Football, taking him far and wide to Greece, France, Scotland and currently in Hungary.But it is the moment in October of 2009 which he recalls with pride. “I think it was one of my great memories when I was in Liverpool."Especially the celebration with Pepe, who was a great teammate, a great player, goalkeeper and a great guy.Ngog said that the celebration that took place was a pure spur of the moment thing that Football often delivers.“It was a surprise for me to see Pepe when I turned back to celebrate! Afterwards, it was just joy and you want to share with the fans and everybody. "It was a great memory. “The celebration is one of the best and it's just improvisation. “You don't really prepare for it, it just happens in the moment."Despite being well removed from playing for the club, he still holds the Reds very closely to his heart. And just like any fan, he hopes they go one step further this season.“They're in the best position possible.“I think Jürgen Klopp did a great job in getting everyone involved. “They play with a lot of energy and it's just great to watch. "I really hope – and I think – they will succeed this season."While Ngog struggled for consistent minutes, he views his time at the club where he made 94 appearances and scored 19 goals in an extremely positive light."I was in at a young age and had plenty to prove."I was surrounded by great players with great experience and I think I learned a lot from it. "For me, it's all good memories. "Of course you always want to do more but for me at that age it was a good achievement for me in my life and my career."
  3. Luis Suarez has said that in his opinion Liverpool supporters are the best in World Football.The once-adored Uruguayan was public enemy number one for Reds fans in the semi final Champions League tie against Barcelona last May due to his running battles with Liverpool players, most namely Andy Robertson.The pair clashed on numerous occasions and Suárez was at his snidey best when he put the left-back out of action with a kick to the calf just before half time in the second leg.However as we know all too well, Robbo had the last laugh on that occasion. The antics were a taste of what opposition fans had known for years about the 32 year-old.You absolutely love to have him on your side, but when he wears the colours of the team you are coming up against then it is a whole different story.He is the ultimate competitor, he may not always go about it the right way, but it is his way of making sure his team is successful.Currently on the sidelines with a serious knee injury, Suarez spoke about how much the supporters meant to him in his 3 and a half seasons at the club.The Liverpool Echo via OTRO reported Suárez as saying"I would say amongst the best.“ They are amongst the best football fans because of all the love they always gave me during my time at Liverpool.“They have always loved me and treated me exceptionally well. “That's why they are amongst the best football fans in the world. "For me, the best."There has been plenty of discussion about the future of Suarez and if Barcelona will look to move on the veteran in the summer as they look to freshen up their front line. Suarez will always be remembered for his outstanding performances at the Reds, and it is nice that he still respects those who spent their hard earned to watch him play.Losing a player who could easily be described as a generational talent is always incredibly hard to overcome.There have been some dark times over the subsequent period, but the recovery has been executed superbly. View full article
  4. Luis Suarez has said that in his opinion Liverpool supporters are the best in World Football.The once-adored Uruguayan was public enemy number one for Reds fans in the semi final Champions League tie against Barcelona last May due to his running battles with Liverpool players, most namely Andy Robertson.The pair clashed on numerous occasions and Suárez was at his snidey best when he put the left-back out of action with a kick to the calf just before half time in the second leg.However as we know all too well, Robbo had the last laugh on that occasion. The antics were a taste of what opposition fans had known for years about the 32 year-old.You absolutely love to have him on your side, but when he wears the colours of the team you are coming up against then it is a whole different story.He is the ultimate competitor, he may not always go about it the right way, but it is his way of making sure his team is successful.Currently on the sidelines with a serious knee injury, Suarez spoke about how much the supporters meant to him in his 3 and a half seasons at the club.The Liverpool Echo via OTRO reported Suárez as saying"I would say amongst the best.“ They are amongst the best football fans because of all the love they always gave me during my time at Liverpool.“They have always loved me and treated me exceptionally well. “That's why they are amongst the best football fans in the world. "For me, the best."There has been plenty of discussion about the future of Suarez and if Barcelona will look to move on the veteran in the summer as they look to freshen up their front line. Suarez will always be remembered for his outstanding performances at the Reds, and it is nice that he still respects those who spent their hard earned to watch him play.Losing a player who could easily be described as a generational talent is always incredibly hard to overcome.There have been some dark times over the subsequent period, but the recovery has been executed superbly.
  5. Trent Alexander-Arnold says that the team was made to show their fighting qualities but were well worth their 2-0 victory against Man United at Anfield on Sunday.After a goal in the first 15 minutes by Virgil Van Dijk coming from a pin-point corner from the 21 year-old, it appeared that the Reds were in the mood to put their bitter rivals to the sword.But despite carving out a fair share of chances, the scoreline stayed the same until second half injury time when Mo Salah finished superbly after a sublime clearance from Alisson.Alexander-Arnold is sure to be one of the key men for England this summer, and if you like England's chances then you should take advantage of some of these euro 2020 sign up offers. Speaking to the Official site after the game the right-back said it was a deserved victory.“I think it was well deserved from us. “They never had many clear-cut chances, we should have scored more than two goals but to get that goal at the end was the icing on the cake really – especially the fashion we did it.“Ali getting the assist which is unbelievable. “There’s comparisons with one we scored [against United] about 10 years ago and then he’s ran up and celebrated like Pepe Reina did! “So yeah, it was a good way to end the game.”However Alexander-Arnold said that there were things that they could improve on.“They obviously came to defend really and it was hard to break them down, but we created chances. Obviously we got the set-piece goal quite early on which helped us, scored a few that were ruled out in the first half and then should have finished the game off early in the second half. We were all over them for 10 minutes, they couldn’t get out, and obviously we’re disappointed with that because putting it to bed earlier then you’re not nervous near the end of the game. “That’s something that we obviously need to improve on a little bit.” The England international also discussed the impact of Van Dijk at set-pieces“He’s probably one of the, if not the, most prolific centre-halves in the league and to have someone like that, who is going into the box and putting his head on the end of things is fantastic“I think he’s showed that he’s probably the best centre-half in the world over the last 18 months and he showed that again today.“His defensive work probably goes a bit unnoticed because we’re so used to seeing it but you can’t take it for granted. "He's always there in the right places, the amount of headers he was getting out the box for us, winning headers off corners, is priceless for us.” View full article
  6. Trent Alexander-Arnold says that the team was made to show their fighting qualities but were well worth their 2-0 victory against Man United at Anfield on Sunday.After a goal in the first 15 minutes by Virgil Van Dijk coming from a pin-point corner from the 21 year-old, it appeared that the Reds were in the mood to put their bitter rivals to the sword.But despite carving out a fair share of chances, the scoreline stayed the same until second half injury time when Mo Salah finished superbly after a sublime clearance from Alisson.Alexander-Arnold is sure to be one of the key men for England this summer, and if you like England's chances then you should take advantage of some of these euro 2020 sign up offers. Speaking to the Official site after the game the right-back said it was a deserved victory.“I think it was well deserved from us. “They never had many clear-cut chances, we should have scored more than two goals but to get that goal at the end was the icing on the cake really – especially the fashion we did it.“Ali getting the assist which is unbelievable. “There’s comparisons with one we scored [against United] about 10 years ago and then he’s ran up and celebrated like Pepe Reina did! “So yeah, it was a good way to end the game.”However Alexander-Arnold said that there were things that they could improve on.“They obviously came to defend really and it was hard to break them down, but we created chances. Obviously we got the set-piece goal quite early on which helped us, scored a few that were ruled out in the first half and then should have finished the game off early in the second half. We were all over them for 10 minutes, they couldn’t get out, and obviously we’re disappointed with that because putting it to bed earlier then you’re not nervous near the end of the game. “That’s something that we obviously need to improve on a little bit.” The England international also discussed the impact of Van Dijk at set-pieces“He’s probably one of the, if not the, most prolific centre-halves in the league and to have someone like that, who is going into the box and putting his head on the end of things is fantastic“I think he’s showed that he’s probably the best centre-half in the world over the last 18 months and he showed that again today.“His defensive work probably goes a bit unnoticed because we’re so used to seeing it but you can’t take it for granted. "He's always there in the right places, the amount of headers he was getting out the box for us, winning headers off corners, is priceless for us.”
  7. Gary Neville says that the Mo Salah goal will go down as the moment that Liverpool fans truly believed they will become champions this season.In a match where Liverpool made most of the running, they were made to wait until second half injury time to seal the three points. Virgil Van Dijk put the hosts in front in the 14th minute with a strong header from a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner.Liverpool remained on the front foot, but they had goals by Roberto Firmino and Gini Wijnaldum chalked off meaning that the game remained in the balance. The visitors belatedly came to life in the final 20 minutes but were unable to find the finishing touch when they needed it the most.They were made to pay the ultimate price when a pin-point clearance from Alisson found Mo Salah on the break and he was able to hold off his opponent and finish with aplomb.It was a goal that had a clear sense of symbolism about it, as Salah celebrated his first goal against the Red Devils in truly joyous fashion in front of a ecstatic Kop. The Reds are now strong favourites to clinch their first league title in 30 years so why not discover the new customer offer for paddy power. While it would have been hard to take for a Man United stalwart like Neville, he has been a part of enough winning sides to understand what the moment felt like for the supporters. Speaking on his own podcast Neville said:“We’ve just witnessed Liverpool there today announce that they are going to win the league, even though we all knew it.“In this stadium at the end of the game when Mo Salah ran through you just felt they knew that was the moment.“I don’t think they are going to get what would be a euphoric feeling of a last minute goal to win the title on the last day.“Yeah it will be emotional when they win the title. But that today felt like a huge moment, and being in the stadium to witness it… I’m glad I witnessed it. I’m glad I witnessed it as a Manchester United fan because you need to suffer sometimes and you need to feel pain.”While Jürgen Klopp understood the emotion of the moment, he was certainly not willing to join in the euphoria, keeping to the line he has maintained throughout the campaign.“They can sing that. They have sung that a couple of times in the past I think. l have no problem with that. Everyone should celebrate the situation, apart from us. Nothing has changed, we have the same situation plus three points.“I will tell you immediately the moment if it feels different, at the moment it doesn't. I have no idea whether we will be caught or not, I don't care.“First and foremost it's the Premier League. We play Wolves on Thursday, it's our next exceptional challenge. I don't have enough space in my brain to contemplate anything else."
  8. Gary Neville says that the Mo Salah goal will go down as the moment that Liverpool fans truly believed they will become champions this season.In a match where Liverpool made most of the running, they were made to wait until second half injury time to seal the three points. Virgil Van Dijk put the hosts in front in the 14th minute with a strong header from a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner.Liverpool remained on the front foot, but they had goals by Roberto Firmino and Gini Wijnaldum chalked off meaning that the game remained in the balance. The visitors belatedly came to life in the final 20 minutes but were unable to find the finishing touch when they needed it the most.They were made to pay the ultimate price when a pin-point clearance from Alisson found Mo Salah on the break and he was able to hold off his opponent and finish with aplomb.It was a goal that had a clear sense of symbolism about it, as Salah celebrated his first goal against the Red Devils in truly joyous fashion in front of a ecstatic Kop. While it would have been hard to take for a Man United stalwart like Neville, he has been a part of enough winning sides to understand what the moment felt like for the supporters. Speaking on his own podcast Neville said:“We’ve just witnessed Liverpool there today announce that they are going to win the league, even though we all knew it.“In this stadium at the end of the game when Mo Salah ran through you just felt they knew that was the moment.“I don’t think they are going to get what would be a euphoric feeling of a last minute goal to win the title on the last day.“Yeah it will be emotional when they win the title. But that today felt like a huge moment, and being in the stadium to witness it… I’m glad I witnessed it. I’m glad I witnessed it as a Manchester United fan because you need to suffer sometimes and you need to feel pain.”While Jürgen Klopp understood the emotion of the moment, he was certainly not willing to join in the euphoria, keeping to the line he has maintained throughout the campaign.“They can sing that. They have sung that a couple of times in the past I think. l have no problem with that. Everyone should celebrate the situation, apart from us. Nothing has changed, we have the same situation plus three points.“I will tell you immediately the moment if it feels different, at the moment it doesn't. I have no idea whether we will be caught or not, I don't care.“First and foremost it's the Premier League. We play Wolves on Thursday, it's our next exceptional challenge. I don't have enough space in my brain to contemplate anything else."
  9. Liverpool are set to go head to head with rivals Chelsea for the signature of Bundesliga star Timo Werner according to reports.The RB Leipzig hotshot has averaged a goal a game (25 in 26) across all competitions this season and has undoubtedly alerted a number of big teams across Europe.The Mirror reports that Chelsea are in the market for a striker and are free to enter the market after their transfer ban was overturned.Werner is at the top of their list and are believed to already opened negotiations with the German international who has signalled his intent of testing himself in the Premier League. The Striker recently told Bild: "The Premier League is certainly the most interesting league, you have to say. "There is a certain flair to watching the English league and playing there." The interest from Chelsea has prompted Liverpool to make their move with Jürgen Klopp a known fan of the 23 year-old. With Leipzig flying high at the top of the Bundesliga and in the last 16 of the Champions League, it seems highly unlikely that Werner will leave in the current window.One other player that seems to be staying put at his current club is Xherdan Shaqiri with Klopp adamant in not wanting any first team members leaving during this month.Roma are believed to be very keen on the Swiss international who has struggled for consistent minutes at the Reds during the past 12 months due to increased competition and a series of niggling injuries.
  10. Liverpool are set to go head to head with rivals Chelsea for the signature of Bundesliga star Timo Werner according to reports.The RB Leipzig hotshot has averaged a goal a game (25 in 26) across all competitions this season and has undoubtedly alerted a number of big teams across Europe.The Mirror reports that Chelsea are in the market for a striker and are free to enter the market after their transfer ban was overturned.Werner is at the top of their list and are believed to already opened negotiations with the German international who has signalled his intent of testing himself in the Premier League. The Striker recently told Bild: "The Premier League is certainly the most interesting league, you have to say. "There is a certain flair to watching the English league and playing there." The interest from Chelsea has prompted Liverpool to make their move with Jürgen Klopp a known fan of the 23 year-old. With Leipzig flying high at the top of the Bundesliga and in the last 16 of the Champions League, it seems highly unlikely that Werner will leave in the current window.One other player that seems to be staying put at his current club is Xherdan Shaqiri with Klopp adamant in not wanting any first team members leaving during this month.Roma are believed to be very keen on the Swiss international who has struggled for consistent minutes at the Reds during the past 12 months due to increased competition and a series of niggling injuries. View full article
  11. Former CEO Ian Ayre has identified some of the outstanding qualities that saw Jürgen Klopp become Liverpool manager.Ayre who held the position at the club between 2014-17 said there was an instant connection between Klopp and the big decision makers at the club.ESPN reported Klopp as saying:“I'm a big believer that when you run a football club that first impressions are everything."And the first time I met Jurgen... I can honestly say within 15 minutes I thought this guy is perfect.Ayre said that it was clear that Klopp understood what makes the club special and gave him a lofty accolade.“It was one of the times that you know that your team, your city, your club and, with all the greatest respect to all the managers that came before him, I think Jurgen is almost like this prophet type level of manager and he is absolutely perfect for that club."From the early days of the Klopp tenure, the German has been extremely big on bringing a real sense of energy and enthusiasm to his role of manager. And he certainly does practice what he preaches to his players.There is no sense of letting the game drift along, animated discussions with the fourth official are a common sight, as is making sure the Anfield crowd are constantly energised in the contest. And the celebrations after a win are a symbol of true team spirit.Ayre says that those emotions is Klopp in a nutshell.“Everything you see from him, going on the field and hugging everybody [after matches] and that whole thing, it's very natural.“He doesn't do it for effect, he doesn't do it to make himself seem like a nicer person, it's just real and I just connected with him immediately." In contrast, Ayre he was a figure who rankled with the fanbase in his time at the club. Since leaving Liverpool nearly three years ago, the 56 year-old has spent time at 1860 Munich and is currently CEO of Nashville in the MLS who are gearing up for their first season in the competition.He talked about some of the challenges associated with setting up a new franchise.“Having patience is the hardest piece and that's why I think you have to be aligned as a group.“The owners, the coach, the management, the players, everybody has to be aligned with the plan and you have to stick together."The hardest people to bring along on that journey is the fans. “Everyone wants instant success, but if you keep aligned as people and you can look at all the people in the room and say 'we're on the same path,' then I think you can achieve great things.” View full article
  12. Former CEO Ian Ayre has identified some of the outstanding qualities that saw Jürgen Klopp become Liverpool manager.Ayre who held the position at the club between 2014-17 said there was an instant connection between Klopp and the big decision makers at the club.ESPN reported Klopp as saying:“I'm a big believer that when you run a football club that first impressions are everything."And the first time I met Jurgen... I can honestly say within 15 minutes I thought this guy is perfect.Ayre said that it was clear that Klopp understood what makes the club special and gave him a lofty accolade.“It was one of the times that you know that your team, your city, your club and, with all the greatest respect to all the managers that came before him, I think Jurgen is almost like this prophet type level of manager and he is absolutely perfect for that club."From the early days of the Klopp tenure, the German has been extremely big on bringing a real sense of energy and enthusiasm to his role of manager. And he certainly does practice what he preaches to his players.There is no sense of letting the game drift along, animated discussions with the fourth official are a common sight, as is making sure the Anfield crowd are constantly energised in the contest. And the celebrations after a win are a symbol of true team spirit.Ayre says that those emotions is Klopp in a nutshell.“Everything you see from him, going on the field and hugging everybody [after matches] and that whole thing, it's very natural.“He doesn't do it for effect, he doesn't do it to make himself seem like a nicer person, it's just real and I just connected with him immediately." In contrast, Ayre he was a figure who rankled with the fanbase in his time at the club. Since leaving Liverpool nearly three years ago, the 56 year-old has spent time at 1860 Munich and is currently CEO of Nashville in the MLS who are gearing up for their first season in the competition.He talked about some of the challenges associated with setting up a new franchise.“Having patience is the hardest piece and that's why I think you have to be aligned as a group.“The owners, the coach, the management, the players, everybody has to be aligned with the plan and you have to stick together."The hardest people to bring along on that journey is the fans. “Everyone wants instant success, but if you keep aligned as people and you can look at all the people in the room and say 'we're on the same path,' then I think you can achieve great things.”
  13. Paul Merson has showered praise on Jürgen Klopp saying he take any team into the the top league of English Football.Merson became the latest Sky Sports pundit, following his colleagues in Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher to give the German the due credit he deserves.“I'm a great lover of Jurgen Klopp. I could use any team here, but I'm just going to say Rotherham.“I think Klopp could go to Rotherham and take them to the Premier League in time. “He's that good.”The Arsenal legend then identified some players who Klopp has been able to fit into his system and in turn become key players, in direct comparison to what Pep Guardiola has done with Man City.“He gets players in and plays them the right way. “They don't have household names. Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum, Fabinho. "People talk about the full-backs, but if those three don't play, I don't think it actually works as well for Liverpool.“I know Pep Guardiola's record is great, don't get me wrong, but every player is £80m, £90m in every position. “I haven't seen anybody at Manchester City become much, much better, they were already great players." Merson believed despite the outstanding season that Liverpool have had to date, they are not getting the respect they are due.Something he struggles to understand. “Why are Liverpool not favourites to win the Champions League? They've been at two straight finals. "Manchester City haven't even looked like winning it, and they are favourites."I don't think Liverpool get the respect they should get; this is the best team in Europe by some distance.“If you want to beat them, you need two or three goals. They don't go to park the bus. “You watch them against Tottenham, they were 1-0 up and they still bomb forward, it's in their make-up, and they can defend."When you can defend like that, you're always going to dictate football matches.“I can only really see Man City beating them.”
  14. Paul Merson has showered praise on Jürgen Klopp saying he take any team into the the top league of English Football.Merson became the latest Sky Sports pundit, following his colleagues in Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher to give the German the due credit he deserves.“I'm a great lover of Jurgen Klopp. I could use any team here, but I'm just going to say Rotherham.“I think Klopp could go to Rotherham and take them to the Premier League in time. “He's that good.”The Arsenal legend then identified some players who Klopp has been able to fit into his system and in turn become key players, in direct comparison to what Pep Guardiola has done with Man City.“He gets players in and plays them the right way. “They don't have household names. Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum, Fabinho. "People talk about the full-backs, but if those three don't play, I don't think it actually works as well for Liverpool.“I know Pep Guardiola's record is great, don't get me wrong, but every player is £80m, £90m in every position. “I haven't seen anybody at Manchester City become much, much better, they were already great players." Merson believed despite the outstanding season that Liverpool have had to date, they are not getting the respect they are due.Something he struggles to understand. “Why are Liverpool not favourites to win the Champions League? They've been at two straight finals. "Manchester City haven't even looked like winning it, and they are favourites."I don't think Liverpool get the respect they should get; this is the best team in Europe by some distance.“If you want to beat them, you need two or three goals. They don't go to park the bus. “You watch them against Tottenham, they were 1-0 up and they still bomb forward, it's in their make-up, and they can defend."When you can defend like that, you're always going to dictate football matches.“I can only really see Man City beating them.” View full article
  15. Andy Gray believes that Jack Grealish would instantly become Liverpool’s best midfielder if he was to join the club in the summer.The Aston Villa star regularly had been linked with big money moves over the past couple of seasons, but there was a big query on whether he had the commitment to take his game to another level. Undeniably blessed with a great deal of footballing talent, it was the off-field professionalism of Grealish which was regularly called into question by many associated with the club.But to his credit, he has knuckled down with the responsibility of captain given to him by manager Dean Smith and the boyhood Villa fan played a key role in gaining their re-entry into the Premier League, and has been a critical figure in this year’s campaign.Former Villa star Gray speaking on Bein Sports says it won’t be long before the midfielder has a big decision to make.The Mirror reported Gray as saying:“I know he's a Villa fan, his family are all Villa fans, he loves the club and he loves being captain.“But Jack's 24 now and I think there is a decision coming at the end of this season. And I hate to say it, but I don't think he'll be there in August.When identifying where the 24 year-old could go next, Gray was unequivocal in the role that he can play for Liverpool, rating him considerably higher than some members of the current midfield set-up."If I was a coach of any of the top-six, and I include Liverpool in this, he would make the team better."He is, in my opinion, better than any of Liverpool's midfield players. "I think he is better than Keita. I think he's better than Wijnaldum.“When you give someone a football. You watch somebody on a football pitch. "He has a football at his feet and in his control. Special players, they just stand out."He might make mistakes, Jack, and he's only 24. But the ball is part of his body. "He moves with it beautifully. He has a goal in him. He creates for other players. He works hard.The former Villa legend continued to assess where Grealish could end up. "He'd walk into Spurs' side. "At Chelsea , I know they talk about Mason Mount but I think right now he's better than Mason Mount.“If he's getting sold this summer then I guarantee you that a host of the biggest clubs will be after him."Certainly many fans will disagree with the veteran pundit assertions on Grealish being better than Gini or indeed Hendo for instance.Talent is one key factor, but would Jack be willing to do all the hard graft and live by the "team first" ethos that Jürgen requires from his players?That is the key question. View full article
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