Liverpool are lucky to have an abundance of talent in midfield. Jürgen Klopp is stacked with options for his central positions and as such, it is very difficult to break into the side. One player keen to find himself in the starting XI in the future is Marko Grujic. The Serbian star is on loan at Hertha Berlin and has admitted that he has to improve if he wants to get into the Anfield team.
Speaking to the Berliner Morgenpost, Marko Grujic confessed:
“Liverpool play many games and have lent out many players. But there is a responsible person who looks at the loaners, keeps in touch and gives feedback. We call after every game. Everyone would, of course, like to play for such a team, but for that, I have to show better performances. But I do not think much of Liverpool, but of how we get on with Hertha from the current situation.”
What RTK has to say
These latest Marko Grujic comments are in stark contrast to what we believed of the player at the start of this season. The Serbian powerhouse had been in strong form for the German side, their former manager referred to him as the best midfielder that the club had seen in decades.
However, performance levels have dipped under new gaffer Ante Covic. WhoScored gave the player a 5.53 rating for his showing at the weekend as Hertha were battered 4-0 by Augsburg.
Once tipped as the natural successor to Steven Gerrard, we will need to see a lot more from Marko Grujic if he is to get into the Liverpool side next season. At just 23-years-old, he has plenty of time to live up to the hype – surely one big Jürgen Klopp hug will do the trick.