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Jack Grealish played not one of his best games in Manchester City’s 2-2 draw at Liverpool on Sunday.
The England international got subbed off in the 66th minute by Raheem Sterling.
After the game former Aston Villa player Stan Collymore has doubled down on his fears for Grealish at City.
Pep Guardiola wanted to sign a centre-forward to go with the 26-year-old but ended the summer transfer window with only Gabriel Jesus as the club’s senior striker.
And Collymore suggested that City made a mistake by moving to sign a creative midfielder instead of a striker.
“At Anfield on Sunday, boss Guardiola deployed him as a false nine and I actually found that a little surprising,” he wrote in his column for the Mirror.
“I couldn’t help thinking how lost he looked. He was hooked in the second half and replaced by Sterling and that followed his second-half exit at Paris Saint-Germain, where he was replaced by Foden.
“Don’t get me wrong, this is hardly panic stations yet.
“But even at this early stage of his City career I do want Grealish to go and tell the manager where he wants to play rather than having it dictated to him.
“I’m delighted he is playing Champions League football and I’m delighted he has his first Champions League goal.
“But what I don’t want him to be at the Etihad – and excuse the pun – is a Jack of all trades, master of none.”
Source – BirminghamLive