Liverpool haven’t put a foot wrong in the transfer market in recent windows. The Reds have been buying incredibly smart, often opting for cheaper, less glamorous names; transforming them into global superstars. One of the only missteps in the market since Jürgen Klopp took over is his first buy at the club. However, according to quotes in Kicker, Liverpool have decided to keep Marko Grujic at the club.
Liverpool and Marko Grujic
Liverpool signed Marko Grujic in January 2016, the Serbian midfielder was the first deal of the Jürgen Klopp era.
Then 19-years-old and playing for Red Star Belgrade, the box-to-box man was said to be full of potential.
James Pearce compared the Serbian to Steven Gerrard, putting a lot of pressure on young shoulders.
The midfielder failed to break into the first team and was sent on loan to Cardiff City and later Hertha Berlin.
Liverpool U-turn on Grujic
There have been plenty of reports stating that Liverpool were looking to offload Marko Grujic this summer.
Goal recently claimed that there was up to seven teams looking to take the midfielder off the Reds’ hands, with the article stating that Michael Edwards was looking for £20m for the ex-Red Star man.
However, Fali Ramadani, the player’s agent has told Kicker that the Reds have made a U-turn on there original decision, telling Kicker:
“Liverpool want to keep Marko. That could change in January at the earliest.”
What RTK has to say
Liverpool deciding to keep Grujic would surely prevent the arrival of Thiago Alcantara.
Unless, of course, Gini Wijnaldum was to leave for Barcelona – another rumoured transfer that we haven’t seen much movement on lately.
This would be an interesting decision by the Reds given that Grujic didn’t even make the bench at the weekend.
Personally, I think Liverpool will accept any offer that meets their valuation, we won’t be taking much notice of what the player’s agent has claimed.