There’s no football on today, so we (and official Liverpool sources) may as well go ahead and look at the really silly rumours flying around. Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish has been floated as a potential alternative to Nabil Fekir ever since the Lyon midfielder fell through. The 21-year-old scored three goals in the Championship last season and will almost definitely be leaving Villa this summer. He has already been linked with a £15 million move to Tottenham, which seems more or less a done deal.
That, of course, has not stopped the rumour mills, and there have been reports that Liverpool had been in talks with Villa’s former technical director, Steve Round, about the possibility of a move. However, the Liverpool ECHO reports that the club are pretty confused about where these rumours originated and aren’t particularly interested in the transfer.
Per the ECHO, Klopp is still interested in a Coutinho replacement but would prefer a player of higher calibre than Grealish. The hopes of signing Nabil Fekir, Klopp’s first choice transfer, have more or less died after the deal fell through in June, but the club may be interested in a loan for Switzerland and Stoke star, Xherdan Shaqiri.
Whatever Liverpool choose to do to shore up their midfield options, it looks like Grealish is definitely not headed to Anfield anytime soon. We’ll probably have to wait until the dust of the World Cup settles before Liverpool finalise their midfield for the upcoming season.