It is not easy to break into this Liverpool side. The Reds have a settled starting 11 that is typically only changed out of necessity. Why would Jürgen Klopp tinker with his lineup? The German’s tried and trusted side has won him a Champions League and registered 97 points in the Premier League last season. One player that has struggled to break into the Reds side is Marko Grujic. The Serbian midfielder signed for Klopp’s side from Red Star Belgrade for £5.1m in January 2016. Since his move to Merseyside, Grujic has been loaned out to Cardiff and is currently in his second season on loan at Hertha Berlin. In an interview with the Liverpool ECHO, Marko Grujic has set his sights on the Liverpool first team.

Marko Grujic has his sights set on the Liverpool first team.

Marko Grujic has his sights set on the Liverpool first team. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Serbian international is enjoying his time in the German capital, his manager in Berlin has referred to him as the best midfielder the club have seen. Transfermarkt value the player at £18m. Despite his good form, Grujic is aware of the task ahead when targeting a starting berth at Anfield, he told the Liverpool ECHO, “It’s not easy to become a part of the Liverpool squad, I can see myself in the red shirt but I have to become more experienced before I can wear it again.”

Hertha’s star man hasn’t been forgotten by the Liverpool boss, Grujic said: “Klopp and I are texting regularly”. The Serbian has scored twice in 7 games for Berlin this season, WhoScored have given him an impressive average rating of 7.06. Liverpool have never managed to replace Steven Gerrard, the Scouser had a unique style of play that saw him win the ball deep and drive up the pitch. Marko Grujic could offer the Liverpool first team a similar box to box capability as he has managed to score twice this season despite often being employed in a defensive midfield role. Fingers crossed Klopp is texting his on loan star about what role he will play next season.

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