Liverpool fans have been responding to Danny Murphy’s remarks after he said that Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish was a better player than Naby Keita, he told the Daily Mail.
The former Reds’ middle man believed that manager Jurgen Klopp should go out and capture the Englishman and claimed that he could walk into the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United. At the age of 24, he is yet to be capped by England and compared his situation to Gary Lineker, who didn’t make his international until the same age. He also ranked Grealish on a level playing field Chelsea’s midfielders Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley and Mason Mount.
The Villans skipper has scored six goals in 20 Premier League appearances this season as his side sits in the relegation zone with just six wins from 22 matches, as per TransferMarkt. Keita, who is the same age as the Villa midfielder, has only featured in five games during the current campaign due to various injuries and has been unable to get a solid run in the team since his arrival from RB Leipzig for £48m in 2018. Sticking with their loyalty, supporters fumed at Murphy for making the comparison and made their feelings clear on social media.
Check out some of the best Twitter responses down below, as supporters branded his comments as ‘deluded’ and ‘total rubbish’…
Total rubbish from Murphy
1. Gini is a different type of mid and grealish can’t do what he does
2. He aint better than keita but tbf plays more games
3. He isn’t good enough as an all round player i.e can’t do the press / defensive side
4. He thinks too much of his hair
— Lee Whitford (@WhitfordLee) January 12, 2020
Ahead of Keita 😂
— Lea (@jamesleaprice) January 12, 2020
Why would anyone take Grealish over Naby
— Was @Shftbl 🌹 (@shftblv2) January 12, 2020
There’s absolutely nothing to suggest that Grealish could cope with the defensive demands of Klopp’s system as a central midfielder.
Keita is a far more complete footballer.
— Con Damned Nation (@MLSDNSG) January 12, 2020
Are you deluded ? Yes !
— Praneeth (@praneeth1012) January 12, 2020
— Dean Cox (@cellblock87) January 12, 2020
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