Manchester United target Milinković-Savić has invited Marko Grujić to join Liverpool this summer and said the Serbian will enjoy it in Rome.
With Naby Keïta and Fabinho in through the door for Liverpool already this summer, Jürgen Klopp will need to send one or two players the other way to avoid having talent and quality squandered by not being able to offer sufficient game time.
One such player is former Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujić. The Serbian is at the World Cup with Serbia and despite being a good player with lots of potential, he is unlikely to be a regular starter for Liverpool next season.
He impressed while on loan at Cardiff City last term and has caught the eye of a number of teams looking to bring in a midfielder and now international teammate Sergej Milinković-Savić has urged him to join Lazio.
Milinković-Savić, whose own future is of interest to many clubs including Manchester United, has hinted that he could stay at Lazio another season with comments he has made on Liverpool man Grujić.
“I told him that if he goes to Rome, he will be fine,” he said. “I’ll leave the shirt and the locker directly to him? Hey, I didn’t say I’m leaving Lazio.”
Sport Witness quote Milinković-Savić as saying: “Obviously, I told him all the great things about Lazio, and that if he came here he will surely do well. Now it’s up to him to decide.”
A move to Lazio would do Grujić a world of good as it would give him the chance to gain more experience at first team level although it has been said before that Klopp would prefer him to go on loan to a Premier League side.
If that’s true, it could mean Cardiff make another loan bid for the Serbian after he helped the Welsh outfit back into the Premier League.
After returning from the World Cup, Grujić will have pre-season to prove to Klopp that he should stay on Merseyside otherwise he will more than likely go out on loan again.