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Marko Grujic Porto loan move may be a disaster - hasn't played a game

Liverpool have barely put a foot wrong in the transfer market during Jürgen Klopp’s time in charge. The Reds have been operating with surgical precision, buying low and selling high in order to assemble a world beating squad for a miniscule net spend. That isn’t to say that there haven’t been a few aberrations – the Marko Grujic loan to Porto may prove to be a disaster for the player, he hasn’t played a game.

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Marko Grujic at Liverpool

Marko Grujic was Jürgen Klopp’s first signing at Liverpool.

Back in January 2016 the Reds agreed a £5.1m deal to bring the Serbian midfielder to the club that summer.

The then Red Star Belgrade teenager was attracting attention from throughout Europe, drawing comparisons with Steven Gerrard.

Since arriving at Anfield he has failed to nail down a first team place and has been sent out on a series of loans to Cardiff City, Hertha Berlin and now Porto.

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Grujic loan to Porto

At the start of the month Marko Grujic joined Porto on loan for the season.

 

The Serbian was brought in by the Portuguese champions after they loaned out Danilo Pereira to PSG.

Since joining the Champions League side, the Serbian has failed to make a single appearance, only managing a spot on the bench.

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Whilst there has only been three fixtures since his arrival in Portugal, the fact that Grujic has yet to make a single Porto appearance, even off the bench, is worrying.

The 24-year-old was meant to be using this spell to kick on in his development, getting game time at a top side challenging for a league title.

Yet he has so far failed to make an impression for the Portuguese giants. Fingers crossed this turns around but if he remains consigned to the bench then he may be left rueing his decision.

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