Marko Grujic loan at Porto has been a flop; has made just two league starts

Liverpool have barely put a foot wrong in the transfer market during Jürgen Klopp’s time in charge. The Reds haven’t rushed into transfers and many of the buys have gone on to become star players or generate huge profits. One rare aberration is currently in Portugal. Marko Grujic has been on loan at Porto this season and the spell has been a flop.

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Liverpool sign Marko Grujic

Back in 2016, Marko Grujic became the first signing of the Jürgen Klopp era.

The Serbian signed a deal in January to arrive the following summer, a fee of £5.1m was paid to Red Star Belgrade.

There was a real buzz around the in demand midfielder with some comparing him to Steven Gerrard.

Since his arrival he’s been sent on a series of loans, having stints at Cardiff and Hertha Berlin.

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He’s failed to establish himself in the Reds’ first team and a permanent departure feels inevitable.

Marko Grujic loan at Porto

This summer Marko Grujic headed out on loan again this time joining Porto.

The thinking was that the Serbian midfielder would get some game time at a top European side.

Unfortunately things haven’t quite worked out as hoped.

The Serbian has made just two league starts, appearing six times from the bench.

He’s made a handful of appearances in the cups but he hasn’t managed to nail down a regular starting berth.

WhoScored have calculated his league performances at a rating of 6.38.

What next?

Who knows what the future holds for Marko Grujic.

He could’ve been useful at Anfield this term given the injury crisis we’ve endured.

However, he could’ve hampered Curtis Jones’ progress.

We just hope he manages to kickstart his senior career somewhere. Surely Hertha Berlin are still keen on him.

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