Liverpool have started the season in fine form, easily coasting past supposed title contenders Chelsea just days after bringing in two statement signings. The Reds look set to mount a serious title defence this year, particularly given the reinforcements of recent days. However, the new signings could precipitate departures. According to James Pearce, Marko Grujic ‘will move on’ and there is interest from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Grujic at Liverpool
Marko Grujic became the first Liverpool signing of the Jürgen Klopp era in January 2016.
The Serbian midfielder arrived from Red Star Belgrade in a £5.1m deal, joining the Reds in the summer of 2016.
There was much excitement around him when he first arrived, James Pearce compared the box-to-box man to Steven Gerrard.
Grujic was loaned out to Cardiff City and Hertha Berlin, spending two seasons in the German capital.
He has been with the Reds’ first team this summer but seems certain to leave given the amount of central midfielders at the club.
Marko Grujic ‘will move on’
Given the arrival of Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota, the club will look to trim the squad and claw back some transfer fees.
Speaking to the Red Agenda Podcast, James Pearce commented on the amount of midfield options at Anfield, saying:
“There’s no doubt now that they’ve made those two big signings, the focus will shift to outgoings.
“In that midfield department clearly Marko Grujic will move on, there’s interest in him from Borussia Monchengladbach.”
What RTK has to say
In August, Goal reported that there were seven clubs queuing up for Marko Grujic with a price tag of £20m set by Liverpool.
Given how many midfielders there are at the club now it would be surprising to see the Serbian stay at the club.
The midfielder has impressed at times in the German Bundesliga so it is no surprise that Borussia Monchengladbach are interested.
We can only hope that he gets his move so that he can put down roots and really kickstart his career.