Marko Grujic still dreams of being a first-team regular at Liverpool. The Serbian has been on loan with Hertha BSC this season.
Grujic spoke to Liverpool’s official website this week, where he made it clear that he wants a future at Liverpool. It’s his dream, apparently, and one he still holds onto.
“I am still a Liverpool player and I want to be, one day, a regular Liverpool player,” said Grujic. “For me, it’s still a dream to play for the club so we keep in touch. ”
Grujic originally joined Liverpool in January 2016 as Jurgen Klopp’s first signing for the club. There have been four loan spells in the four years since, however.
First came an immediate return to Red Star before a loan for the second half of 17/18 with Cardiff City. The last two seasons have been a lot more settled, though, with Grujic spending both at Hertha BSC.
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It’s tough for Grujic but he does have a chance. Age is in his favour, for one thing. At 24, Grujic is considerably younger than the current stars in Liverpool’s midfield, with both Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum being 29. James Milner is 34 – so a place will open up before long.
But the Serbian needs to make sure he’s in position to take up a role. He certainly won’t get it by default but the fact that he knows Liverpool’s style works in his favour.
Also in Grujic’s favour if that there is no other great, young physical midfielder coming up in the youth ranks. Liverpool would have to buy to replace the current crop – making Grujic a very decent prospect there.
He’d save the club money if they gave him a first-team role and as spaces open up in midfield, Grujic surely get his first-team chance.