After Man City’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool, Roy Keane advises Jack Grealish to’man up.’
Manchester City fought back from two goals behind to tie Liverpool 2-2 at Anfield.
Jack Grealish has been advised by Manchester City manager Roy Keane that he needs to “man up” after failing to make an impact against PSG and Liverpool, and being sent off before the end of both games.
City had a lot of possession at the Parc des Princes in midweek, but were defeated 2-0 by Idrissa Gueye and Lionel Messi.
The Blues attempted to reclaim their place in the Premier League by dominating the first half at Anfield, which ended goalless.
Jurgen Klopp made some half-time adjustments, and the second half came alive, resulting in a 2-2 draw.
Grealish, a £100 million summer signing from Aston Villa, was unable to make an impact and was replaced by Raheem Sterling.
Following the contest, Keane slammed the 26-year-old.
“Jack’s performances have been difficult this week,” Keane told Sky Sports. “The lads at PSG were getting into him, and he was dragged off here today.”
“He’s 26 years old, and he needs to grow up. You’ve come to win big money.
“People like Jack are still learning, and I agree with the lads that I suppose Pep thought they’d get Kane as well as that.”
Micah Richard, another Sky Sports commentator, was questioned if City really needed to sign Grealish this summer, considering their incredibly good roster.
“I’m going to say yes,” Richards answered, “simply because I believe in Pep’s style of play.”
“He’ll want to sign Harry Kane; Jack Grealish is one of the top dribblers in the league; he hasn’t bought a sidekick.”
“He’s bought him to play, and while some may say that we have Foden or Sterling, Grealish is one of the best dribblers in the game.”
“If you look at last season, only Kevin De Bruyne generated chances.
“The goal was to get Kane and Grealish, but it wasn’t an either/or situation; it was a both/and situation – let’s improve our squad – because Man City don’t have an out-and-out striker, there are doubts about whether we need him; I think we needed both.”
Grealish will have the opportunity to reclaim his form when he joins England for their World Cup qualifiers next week.