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Marko Grujic will be departing Liverpool on loan in January, it seems.
The Serbian midfielder’s agent recently claimed his client needs an Anfield exit to play first-team minutes elsewhere.
While Jurgen Klopp was adamant Grujic does have a long-term future under his guidance, he accepted that a winter loan deal could be beneficial.
“He’s right, Marko deserves to play more now,” Klopp told the Echo.
“If it’s not possible here then we need to think about it (a loan).
“I like the boy a lot. He has made progress like hell. His heading is outstanding but he doesn’t make the squad a lot which isn’t the best thing for him for sure.
“We will think about it. We always want to help the players. First of all as a club we have to think about ourselves.
“I really see Marko in the future playing for Liverpool. But he’s not playing in the moment so we have to see what we can do to make it more likely that he comes through in the near future.”
Grujic has always seemed like a very talented player whenever we’ve seen him.
He’s tall, physical and quick – but backs this up with extraordinary technical skills. On the ball, he reminds us of Emre Can actually, but doesn’t yet have the German’s tactical nous.
At 21, he already regularly features for his national side, but hasn’t been given a start by Klopp in the Premier League or Champions League this term.