Marko Grujic has been given the green light to start his Liverpool career after being granted a work permit today.
The hearing took place in a Manchester hotel and was attending in person by our boss, Jurgen Klopp.
We paid £5.1 million for the young Serb from Red Star Belgrade, and while we’ve all been talking about how excited we were to see him in action, few people realised that he wouldn’t be allowed to play unless granted the permit.
The Echo report that Klopp “underlined to the panel how highly he rates Grujic” and that he believed he would be a vital member of our squad in the coming season.
The complexities of the case mean that, bizarrely, Grujic now needs to leave the country and reenter it on his freshly issued visa. As such, he might not be available for this week’s opening pre-season game against Tranmere on Friday.