Both Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic scored at the weekend, picking up from their efforts last season.
The duo both enjoyed promising campaigns last time out. Wilson finished as Derby County’s top scorer with 17 goals in all competitions.
That was in the Championship, of course, and the plan for this year is to see if he can do it in the Premier League. One game in, things look good.
Wilson scored the winner for Bournemouth at the weekend. It was a strike from distance, too, and although it took a deflection, it’s the kind of thing he did last season.
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If Wilson can continue to threaten from range and prove he can move his skills up a division, he may well be a future Liverpool first-team player.
Grujic played top-flight football last year over in Germany, with Hertha Berlin. He’s returned to the German capital this season, too.
And Grujic, like Wilson, started with a bang as he scored in a 2-2 draw away at Bayern Munich. The Serbian had a great season with Hertha last time out, with the manager labelling him the best they’d had in 20 years.
Where he differs from Wilson, however, is that he needs to prove he can perform consistently, rather than his ability at the top level. If he can do that, there may well be a position in the squad next season.
Out of all the loaness, Grujic and Wilson are the two most likely to make the first-team. And one game into the season, it looks quite promising that they’ll give Klopp something to think about in May.