Manuel Akanji reacts to Jack Grealish impressive performance against Liverpool

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Jack Grealish produced a brilliant performance in the 4-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday with a goal and assist.

Manchester City centre-back Manuel Akanji has reacted to Grealish’s impressive performance against Liverpool.

Akanji said: “Right before we made it 1-1 it was big from Jack that he ran all the way back and interrupted the play on the counter attack of them and then we scored.

“He’s an offensive player but that is exactly what we want from the team. Everyone runs back, even the players up front. We work as a unit offensively and defensively and we showed that today

“That is what we expect from a player like Jack and the other players in the rest of our team. We work together. We did well today.

“For us as players at the back, we know that we can always play the ball to him and he is so good at keeping that ball, bringing it inside and then maybe changing the side to Riyad, plays passes in between, and he is really good in doing that.

“Jack is a great guy, in the dressing room and on the pitch and he showed it today. That is what we need from him. I really like him off the pitch. He is a great person as well and if he continues to play like this he will be great for us.”