Liverpool are having tremendous success with their youth team right now but it does hurt the chances of Marko Grujic. The 23-year-old is on loan at Hertha Berlin.
The future looks almost as bright as the present at Liverpool. The Reds’ young side is performing at senior level and several of the players look first-team ready.
Principal among those are Curtis Jones and Pedro Chivirella – two midfielders. And while that’s definitely good news for the future of Liverpool’s midfield, it’s bad news for one person in particular.
Grujic should be well placed to join Liverpool’s midfield after two successful seasons in Germany. Instead, he’s fallen behind at least two players through no fault of his own.
And it has been a very successful time for the Serbian. His coach last season labelled Grujic the best midfielder he’d seen at Hertha for 20 years. He’s certainly left his mark and his all-around game is one that would fit into Liverpool’s midfield.
And yet, if you to hand a place to one player, the choice would surely be between Jones and Chirivella? Jones is already making sporadic appearances in the Premier League, after all.
That role looks like his and that isn’t good news at all for Grujic. Both players mentioned are younger than him, for one thing, while they’ve also developed in Jurgen Klopp’s system.
Having such a great selection of youth players is certainly great for Liverpool, of course, but it may be the end of Grujic as a first-team possibility.