Liverpool have loaned Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic back to Hertha Berlin ahead of next season, the official club website confirms.

The former Red Star Belgrade ace has only made nine appearances for the Reds since he made his debut for Liverpool in 2016.

While there is still time to prove his time to Klopp, the clock is ticking and his latest loan move indicates that he’s struggling to make a meaningful impression.

Marko Grujic.

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Liverpool will earn a £2million bonus from Grujic’s temporary move to the German capital but he might’ve stayed in the Premier League had Brighton acted faster, the Telegraph claims.

 

The South Coast side were too late in their approach as an agreement with Hertha had already been reached not to mention the fact that Grujic is fond of the Bundesliga outfit.

While the Serbian might never make the grade at Anfield, Klopp won’t lose too much sleep over it as the German has an overabundance of quality in central areas.

Marko Grujic.

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Klopp has Fabinho, Henderson and Wijnaldum vying for the no.6 position while Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will fight Hendo and Gini for the two no.8 roles as well.

Whatever happens in the transfer window for Liverpool, the decision makers at Melwood can rest easy knowing they don’t need many if any additions in midfield.

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