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Report: Marko Grujic to return to Liverpool in summer

Liverpool are going to have to chop and change the first team squad over the summer. There will be plenty of players heading for the exit door; we’ll need to bring in higher quality replacements. We’ll likely have to find a move for the man once dubbed the next Steven Gerrard. According to Record in Portugal, Marko Grujic will return to Liverpool in the summer with Porto deciding against a permanent move.

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Marko Grujic story

Liverpool bought Marko Grujic from Red Star Belgrade in 2016, the Serbian midfielder was the first signing of the Jürgen Klopp era at £5.1m.

The then teenaged midfielder came with a big reputation with some comparing him to Steven Gerrard.

He failed to nail down a first team role and has been sent on loan spells to Cardiff City and Hertha Berlin in the past.

Despite impressing in the German capital the Bundesliga side couldn’t afford a permanent move.

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The midfielder has spent this season at Porto.

Marko Grujic to return to Liverpool

This season hasn’t been a productive one for the Serbian.

He has averaged just 20 minutes a game for the Portuguese side, making just three starts and 12 sub appearances in the league.

According to Record in Portugal, Porto aren’t going to make the move permanent over the summer.

This means that Marko Grujic will have to once again return to Liverpool unsure of where he’ll be next season.

What RTK has to say

Poor lad.

He had all the potential but it just hasn’t worked out for him thus far.

There’s definitely a player in there but he needs stability.

Unfortunately he was sent out on loan when we could’ve done with him in the squad due to the injury crisis.

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