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Grealish endured a disappointing night in the Champions League on Tuesday and was withdrawn in the second half for Phil Foden in Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win.
Fans ruthlessly criticised the 26-year-old City winger after claiming that he was ‘pocketed’ by Achraf Hakimi at the Parc des Princes.
Grealish returned to the City starting XI on Sunday for his side’s clash with Liverpool at Anfield.
However, the former Aston Villa captain experienced another disappointing afternoon and made way for Raheem Sterling in the 66th minute.
Grealish was forced to watch on from the sideline as Foden and Kevin De Bruyne rescued a point for City in their 2-2 draw.
The former England international has high expectations on his shoulder after City smashed the British transfer record to sign him from Villa in a £100m deal.
Keane admitted that Grealish would have to keep fighting for his place in Pep Guardiola’s XI due to City’s depth of attacking talent.
“With all the attacking players Pep has got, they will just have to rotate and be part of the squad,” he told Sky Sports.
“You have to adapt if you want to be a top player including Jack Grealish, who is still new to Man City.
“And Jack has had a tough week. Some of his performances, against PSG was really tough in the week, lads were getting stuck into him.
“He gets taken off here today, he is 26 years of age so he’s got to man up. Because Pep will be saying: ‘You are here to win big prizes.’ People like Jack are still learning.”
City are currently third in the Premier League and are one point adrift from second-place Liverpool and two points behind league leaders Chelsea.
Guardiola’s men will play Burnley at the Etihad on 16th October after the international break.
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