Marko Grujic deserves a chance at Liverpool next season but won’t get it because of the sheer number of quality midfielders at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal.

The Serbia international has enjoyed a successful loan spell with Hertha Berlin this season.

The 23-year-old has scored five goals and assisted one for the Bundesliga outfit and has everything that Klopp looks for in a box to box midfielder.

Marko Grujic.

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His pace, strength, ability to win aerial duels and eye for goal mean that he is close to being a complete midfielder but unfortunately he won’t get the chance to prove his worth at Liverpool.

As much as he might deserve a chance to show Klopp how good he can be, the German simply has too many players in the no.8 role.

 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is close to full fitness and was the Reds’ best midfielder before his injury and yet, even he is not guaranteed a starting role next season.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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Naby Keita was sublime before he suffered a groin strain during the first leg against Barcelona at Camp Nou and the Guinean will be chomping at the bit next season.

His season didn’t go quite as explosively as some predicted it to but he is still backed to be a success with the Reds.

Then there’s Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner who are all set to continue in their diligent and hardworking roles at Liverpool.

Georginio Wijnaldum.

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As much as Liverpool could do with signing a specialist playmaker like Hakim Ziyech, Nabil Fekir or Philippe Coutinho, there is no urgent need to sign midfielders.

This will be disappointing for those that want to see Grujic given another chance at Liverpool.