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 joined Porto on loan

Marko Grujic has joined Porto on loan (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

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.

Another supporter isn’t convinced by the constant loans.

He has full backing in some corners of the fan base.

That pesky homegrown players rule eh.

He’s impressed quite a few Kopites recently.

At least Porto don’t have the option to make it permanent.

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