Steve McManaman has praised Kamil Grabara after the former Liverpool goalkeeper turned in another impressive display against Manchester City.
City headed to Denmark on Wednesday evening as they faced FC Copenhagen in their fourth Champions League group stage game.
Pep Guardiola’s men beat Copenhagen 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium last week as Erling Haaland predictably bagged a brace.
This proved to be a tough night for City though and they could only play out a 0-0 draw with Haaland sat on the bench.
STEVE MCMANAMAN HAS PRAISED KAMIL GRABARA
From Rodri’s thunderbolt being ruled out to Riyad Mahrez’s penalty being saved by Kamil Grabara and then Sergio Gomez being sent off, it just felt like everything was going against City.
Goalkeeper Grabara can certainly be proud of another strong performance against City.
The Polish stopper notched four saves in a fine display, with the highlight being that penalty save from Mahrez.
It was a similar story last week as Grabara racked up a ridiculous 12 saves even in a 5-0 win, doing his reputation no harm despite the defeat.
The 23-year-old is really shining with Copenhagen and it would be little surprise if other clubs started showing an interest.
If Grabara’s name feels a little familiar, it’s because he has already been with a Premier League club in Liverpool.
The Reds raided Ruch Chorzów in 2016 to sign Grabara before sending him on loan to AGF twice with a stint at Huddersfield in between.
The 6ft 5in stopper impressed enough in Denmark to tempt Copenhagen into signing Grabara for £3million in the summer of 2021.
That move is working out well for Grabara and he has now received major praise after his latest display against City.
At half-time during BT Sport’s coverage, Owen Hargreaves praised Grabara was ‘unbelievable’ against City last week and suggested that he is ‘obviously very good’.
On 51 minutes, Steve McManaman added that he thinks Grabara has ‘progressed well’ having known Grabara from his time in the Liverpool ranks.
“He was unbelievable in Manchester and he made two huge saves [tonight], so the goalie is obviously very good, we’ve seen that,” said Hargreaves.
“He’s done really well hasn’t he? I’ve known him from the Liverpool academy, really nice kid, he’s progressed well,” said McManaman.