Liverpool are stacked with talent in midfield at the moment. Gini Wijnaldum, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson ensured a faultless start for the Reds and were near ever present for the club’s incredibly 17 game win streak. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita have returned from injury in lightning form. Thing could be set to get even more complicated with Marko Grujic also back in form over in Germany.
The Reds’ on loan Serbian midfielder has a rollercoaster ride of a time at Hertha Berlin. Now in his second year of a temporary spell in the German capital, the dynamic middle man is back to his best.
Former Hertha manager Pal Dardai last year hailed Grujic as “by far the best midfielder in 20 years” at the club – high praise indeed.
This season has been hit and miss for the Serb; his performances were strong at the start of the season, playing well from September until the middle of October. Thereafter his levels dropped under Ante Covic.
However, this matchweek saw Marko Grujic back to his best form. The struggling Berlin side went two goals up away at Eintracht Frankfurt last Friday. Grujic laid on the first and scored the second. Unfortunately for the ex-Red Star Belgrade man his side squandered the lead and drew the game 2-2.
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Many around Anfield have high hopes for the box to box midfielder, before his £5.1m move from Red Star he was hailed as a potential successor to Steven Gerrard.
With the Reds midfield currently overrun with talent, it could be a tough task for Jürgen Klopp to figure out who stays and who goes. Grujic was the German’s first signing at Liverpool – will he make the cut next season? If he maintains his strong Bundesliga form then it will be hard to ignore him.