Out of favour Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is wanted on loan by both West Ham and promoted side Huddersfield Town.
Although Liverpool are actively scouring the market for a midfielder to replace Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian joined Barcelona, Marko Grujic has been unable to get a look in on Merseyside.
The Serbian was signed by Jurgen Klopp but has failed to make his mark on the first team with the 21-year-old featuring a lot for Liverpool’s U23 side.
According to Glenn Price, who writes for ESPN, Grujici is wanted on loan by Klopp’s best friend David Wagner at Huddersfield as well as at West Ham.
Having made just three league appearances from the bench for Liverpool this season, it is clear to both supporters and interested clubs that Grujic is a player struggling for game time.
There is no questioning that Grujic has the tools to become a top player and in England, with his height, strength and desire to win the ball back a perfect fit for the top flight. He is also very good in his own right when attacking, with his late runs into the box key to the way he scores his goals.
Jurgen Klopp is open to the idea of Grujic spending the remainder of this season on loan to garner some first team experience, according to Glenn Price.
Championship side Aston Villa are “extremely keen” on signing Grujic temporarily, a source told ESPN. West Ham have also expressed an interest in taking the Serbian on loan for the rest of the 2017/18 season.
Huddersfield is another side who want the Liverpool midfielder but although Klopp is believed to be very close to Town manager David Wagner, a decision on Grujic’s future will be made objectively based on where he is likeliest to get game time.
Speaking last month, the Liverpool manager said: “I like the boy a lot. He has made progress like hell. His heading is outstanding, but he doesn’t make the squad a lot which isn’t the best thing for him, for sure.
“We will think about [a loan]. We always want to help the players. First of all, as a club, we have to think about ourselves.
“I really see Marko in the future playing for Liverpool. But he’s not playing in the moment so we have to see what we can do to make it more likely that he comes through in the near future.”