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Liverpool loaning Marko Grujic to Porto was a huge mistake - RTK view

Liverpool have been struggling for form in recent months. An injury crisis is to blame for the drop off in performance. Players have been tired and playing out of position. We need reinforcements; the decision to loan Marko Grujic to Porto has proved to be one of our worst transfer mistakes in years.

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Liverpool loan Marko Grujic to Porto

Last summer was a strange one in the transfer market.

Everybody (well, apart from the billionaire backed clubs) was skint.

This meant that the Reds were unable to spend as freely as they wanted and other clubs couldn’t cough up enough money to buy our backup players.

With no side meeting the asking price for Marko Grujic he was loaned to Porto for the season.

Injury crisis

With Marko Grujic at Porto, the squad didn’t seem too thin.

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He wasn’t supposed to be in contention anyway.

Then the injury crisis hit, the defence was decimated and midfielders were dragged into the back line.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago and Naby Keita all having lengthy spells on the sideline whilst this went on.

Grujic loan a disaster

The Marko Grujic move to Porto has been a disaster and not just because we’ve been left short handed, he’s barely even played in Portugal.

The midfielder was supposed to put himself in the shop window with his performances but he’s started just three games in the league, averaging 20 minutes a game.

The Serbian could’ve been rotated in and out of Jürgen Klopp’s side this term with the side stretched thin by fitness issues.

This loan move was a massive mistake, backfiring in every way possible.

The only way this loan could be worth it is if Grujic nets the winner against Chelsea in April.

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