We’d much prefer he stays at Liverpool next season, having suffered a number of unfortunate injuries during this campaign.
But if Jurgen Klopp wants to send Marko Grujic out on loan to gain regular first-team experience, Dinamo Zagreb could be a decent proposition, because they compete in the Champions League nearly every year.
This term, they played matches against Sevilla, Juventus and Lyon, doing awfully in the process – but those kind of fixtures would potentially represent a great learning process for Grujic or any other young Liverpool player.
Dinamo manager Zdravko Mamic has boldly stated his desire for the 20-year-old, via Croatian outlet index: “I wanted to sign Andrija Zivkovic, but I could not. Now I’m trying to loan from Liverpool Marko Grujic.”
Grujic was terrific in pre-season during last summer and many believed he’d become a key part of the first-team, but injuries have stunted his development and he’s only played one full game in all competitions.
He did enjoy a terrific 90 minutes against Chelsea’s Under-23s last night though, demonstrating why we signed him from Red Star Belgrade in the first place.
Hopefully we’ll qualify for the Champions League in time for next season and will need players like Grujic in the first-team squad. In truth, we could have done with him during January, as our options centrally were thin and out of form.
We’ve tremendous hopes for the Serb and reckon with another summer under his belt, he can hit 2017/18 running.