What does the transfer window mean for Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic?
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What does the transfer window mean for Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic?

Now that the season is over (Champions League final aside), Liverpool’s attentions turn to the summer transfer window.

After what has been a wonderfully impressive season, Jürgen Klopp will be looking to add strength in depth over summer.

Liverpool’s squad is already bursting with talent, and there will likely be a few in-comings to add to that.

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One area that looks certain to be bolstered over the coming few months is the midfield.

But what does that mean for those players that are on Liverpool’s books but are plying their trade on loan?

The two names that spring to mind are Harry Wilson who’s at Derby County and Marko Grujic at Hertha Berlin.

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Let’s start with Wilson, who has had a bit of a mixed season on loan with Frank Lampard’s Derby County.

He enjoyed a solid first half of the season, contributing seven goals and an assist in the first 23 games.

However, he went off the boil somewhat after this, with fans noting his tendency to go missing in games.

Yet he has chipped in with eight goals and two assists in the second half of the season.

This brings his contribution to the season to 15 goals and three assists, which isn’t bad going at all.

The big concern is his inconsistency and that he often can be too quiet and struggle to influence a game.

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Grujic, on the other hand, has been consistently singled out for praise during his time with Hertha Berlin.

In a season somewhat disrupted by recurrent ankle injuries, Grujic has still made a real impression in the Bundesliga.

He’s made 19 starts, scoring five times and providing a single assist – but his game isn’t all about goal contributions.

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Grujic is a combative midfielder who’s got an eye for a tackle and is good in possession, too.

He’s won many accolades and has been spoken of in high regard, with many clubs now allegedly interested in him.

So it’s fair to say that both Wilson and Grujic have made decent impacts at Derby and Hertha.

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Whether the two will come back to Anfield and remain there past August this year remains uncertain.

Liverpool’s midfield options are already strong, with Fabinho and Wijnaldum enjoying fantastic seasons and Henderson being reborn playing further forward.

James Milner has also been impressive again, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back to full fitness giving Klopp plenty of choices.

Naby Keita has also grown into the side of late, and you feel that Klopp may well add further reinforcements.

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He could potentially save some cash and opt to keep Grujic around, but he may want a more proven option.

The same goes with Wilson deputising for Salah and Mané in that his inexperience could be seen as a risk.

There is much to be said for blooding youth in the Liverpool side, but Klopp may opt for experience.

It goes without saying that Grujic and Wilson are talented and will have promising careers, but not at Anfield.

The pair are not going to get the chances under Klopp and that’s what they need to develop further.

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