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Report: Liverpool slash Marko Grujic asking price, will sell for just £8.6m

Liverpool are going to have to sell a string of players over the summer in order to help finance a number of incoming transfers. The Reds need sweeping changes in the squad following a disappointing season. Liverpool are expected to sell Marko Grujic and they’ve allegedly slashed their asking price for the midfielder.

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Sales needed

This summer could be one of the most dramatic transfer windows in Liverpool’s recent history.

The Reds were relatively quiet in last year’s window with the global health crisis curtailing any major incomings and outgoings.

With clubs around the globe tightening their belt Michael Edwards was unable to shake them down for as much money when he was hocking fringe players.

Many expected to leave ended up staying with the club, such as Xherdan Shaqiri, Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic.

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Given the injury crisis the club has gone through this term and the poor league performance which has come with it, we expect a number of signings to come in to reinforce the first team.

These reinforcements will have to be funded by something of a fire sale of fringe stars, the persistently injured and the just not good enough.

Liverpool slash Marko Grujic asking price

This season has seen Marko Grujic on loan at Porto.

The 25-year-old Serbian midfielder was thought to be on the verge of a move to the Bundesliga last summer but no club could meet the Reds’ £20m asking price.

In October the midfielder was sent to Portugal where we hoped he’d be given consistent first team experience but it hasn’t worked out like that.

The man once dubbed ‘the next Gerrard’ has spent most of the season on the bench, though his role has been increased in recent weeks due to injuries.

According to A Bola in Portugal, Liverpool have slashed their asking price for Marko Grujic to €10m (around £8.6m).

This comes hot on the heels of another report which suggested that Porto were keen on retaining the Serbian.

What RTK has to say

Liverpool selling Marko Grujic seems inevitable at this point.

We wish things had worked out for him at Anfield but alas they didn’t.

Sure, he may feel hard done by in that he was never given a consistent run in the side.

He has spent most of his time contracted to the Reds out on loan at the likes of Cardiff and Hertha Berlin.

It looks as though now is the time for the club to cut their losses and cash in, we hope he establishes himself as a first team regular somewhere.

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