Graeme Souness reacts to Jack Grealish's response to his criticism

Graeme Souness has refuted Jack Grealish’s claim that he has an agenda against the Manchester City star, even going so far as to invite the player on a night out.

The Liverpool icon turned pundit has been critical of Grealish in recent times, describing him as a ‘good, not great player’ and making comments on his playing style.

But Grealish hit back at these remarks on Wednesday, telling reporters: ‘I don’t know what his [Souness’] problem is with me. He always says stuff about me.

‘I know he’s said a lot of stuff about me not moving the ball quicker but when I’m playing for a manager like Pep Guardiola and he’s telling me to keep the ball as much as I can and have balls to take it everywhere, that’s what I’ll try to do.’

Souness has now responded to the 27-year-old, insisting that he thinks Grealish is very naturally talented and ultimately the only person the attacking midfielder should take criticism from is Guardiola.

‘I don’t have a problem with Grealish, I don’t have a problem with anyone,’ he told talkSPORT.

‘I think he’s a good player, technically he’s fantastic, but being a really good technician is only a part of the game.

‘I don’t have a vendetta against anyone at all, this is just my opinion at this time about Grealish. And, really, Jack doesn’t have to listen to me, he doesn’t have to listen to anyone. The only opinion that should count for Grealish is his manager.’

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