Jurgen Klopp still sees a future in his Liverpool squad for Marko Grujic. Klopp’s wealth of options makes that possible.
It’s something that is a little paradoxical: Grujic benefits because Klopp is happy with his current squad. Surely it would be better for him if there was a place?
In practice, probably not. Grujic has injury problems and hasn’t earned a place in the team despite signing three-and-a-half years ago. It’s unlikely that he’d be at the top of the list if Liverpool were looking to revamp their midfield.
Instead, he’d almost certainly be sold to raise funds for signings after his good season in Germany.
But Liverpool and Klopp aren’t looking at midfielders, by the looks of things. They’re sticking with what they’ve got and no big spend is expected this summer.
Another good season on loan and perhaps a position opens up 12 months from now. Adam Lallana may well have a tough season and be a little surplus to requirements then. James Milner will be comfortably into his 30’s – Liverpool would need to think about someone new.
And if Klopp is right, Grujic may be ready to take the new place in the squad.