Pundit Andy Gray believes that Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish would walk into Liverpool’s current first XI.

Grealish, 24, has had a solid season at Villa Park. With that being the case, he is being linked with a move away from the club.

Gray, who works for beIN SPORTS, believes that if Grealish were to make a move to Liverpool come the end of the season, he would walk into the first XI, as he is better than any of Jurgen Klopp’s current midfielders.

“I know he’s a Villa fan, his family are all Villa fans, he loves the club and he loves being captain,” Gray told beIN SPORTS.

“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.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 26: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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“I think 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.”

This is a huge call by Gray. Liverpool possess some serious depth in midfield. In fact, there are some quality players who just can’t get a game in Liverpool’s midfield right now due to the talent that is within it.

Grealish certainly has talent, but that itself won’t get you a game under Klopp. The German’s midfield possesses players who run and work hard. It isn’t all about having talent with the ball.

The Reds possess a 14-point lead at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand. It is highly unlikely that Grealish would walk into this Liverpool side based purely off that statistic.

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