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Liverpool not interested in Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish for a second time

Liverpool are not understood to be interested in signing Aston Villa star Jack Grealish this January.

The Reds have been linked with the attacking-midfielder in recent weeks following the 24-year-old’s fine run of form.

Despite Villa’s inconsistent form leaving them in the relegation zone, Grealish has stood out for the Midlands club due to his trademark daring runs and his eye for goal.

The former England and Republic of Ireland youth international has notched up eight goals this season in all competitions from central-midfield.

However, the Liverpool Echo claim that the Reds do not have him on their radar as a potential signing.

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The report also states that Villa offered Grealish to the Merseysiders back in the summer of 2018 for £25m after running into financial difficulties – they were turned down again.

Former Everton striker and BeIN Sports pundit Andy Gray made the bold claim recently that Grealish is better than any current Liverpool midfielder, and that he should move to a top-six club to further his career.

He said: “I know he's a Villa fan, his family are all Villa fans, he loves the club and he loves being captain.

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“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.

“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.

“I think he'd get into the City side. He's much better than Foden. I just think he's that good.

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“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'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.”

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