Liverpool have been clever during this transfer window, as they are in every transfer window. The Reds have strengthened in key areas, bringing in a backup left back, an exciting young winger and an elite midfielder. There have also been smart departures, raising funds for our incomings. There has been another outgoing move this week, fans have reacted after Marko Grujic joined Porto on loan.
Marko Grujic at Liverpool
Once compared to the likes of Steven Gerrard and Paul Pogba, there was a time when Marko Grujic was one of the most promising midfielders around.
The Serbian joined Liverpool in 2016, becoming the first signing of the Jürgen Klopp era.
He didn’t manage to break into the first team straight away and was instead sent on a series of loan moves, joining Cardiff City for a season and Hertha Berlin for two campaigns.
Marko Grujic joins Porto on loan
Given the size of the squad it was always likely that the midfielder would find himself leaving this summer.
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Homegrown player quotas and non-homegrown limits meant that he would have likely been frozen out of the squad.
As a result the Reds were open to selling him but ideally not loaning him. This approached changed for whatever reason and as a result Marko Grujic has joined Porto on loan for the season.
The Portuguese side will be able to provide Champions League football, Kopites will be pleased to see that the Serbian will be in a group with Manchester City.
Twitter reacts to move
One fan suggested that poor form in defence could have given him an opportunity.
Could’ve been used as a 6 while Fabinho assists in defence. Gomez has been lackluster since his return at the end of last season. Both he and VVD need to be benched to get their ducks in order
— Sizwe Mabaso (@TScoop93) October 6, 2020
Another supporter isn’t convinced by the constant loans.
Either give him a chance or sell so we can get money. I don’t see the point in loaning him every season if we don’t want him lol
— Josh (@LFCJosh23) October 6, 2020
He has full backing in some corners of the fan base.
I am one of those who want Marko with our team, so a bit gutted seeing him on loan, but this is really fantastic move for him as he hopefully gets opportunity to show what he can do in Champions League with Porto. Hope you shine Marko, have fun. YNWA
— Naila Firdausi (@n4ila) October 6, 2020
That pesky homegrown players rule eh.
Would of loved him to stay but the homegrown players meant he was the weakest link. I still think he has a chance to make it in our midfield next season with Milner and Gini possibly leaving so there is that. If he gets sold instead then I hope we give him a good send off. ❤️
— Het (@hetpet1212) October 6, 2020
He’s impressed quite a few Kopites recently.
he’s done nothing but impress me every time i’ve seen him play … good luck Marko, tear it up in Portugal, and come back and tear it up in Liverpool #ynwa
— Tony Standing (@TonyDJTStanding) October 6, 2020
At least Porto don’t have the option to make it permanent.
Good for him, needs lots of playing time to continue to improve. Loads of potential, glad there’s no permanent option.
— Dan (@danisdriven) October 6, 2020