It looks like Liverpool will send Marko Grujic on loan to Aston Villa this month, where it is hoped he’ll be a first-team regular and will develop the defensive discipline that has so far prohibited him from playing for the first-team.
The Echo claim a deal for the Serbian to join Steve Bruce’s Championship battlers is likely, with Villa keen on strengthening to aid their push for promotion.
Turkish sides and Premier League ones were also interested, but Jurgen Klopp wants guarantees that Grujic will feature regularly, which Villa could offer.
The midfielder was the first permanent signing of the manager’s tenure at Liverpool, but he’s sadly not fulfilled early promise.
During his opening pre-season, Grujic dazzled and many fans thought he’d be a fixture in the side, but injuries derailed his progress and this term he’s barely had a sniff.
He’s approaching his 22nd birthday, so if he doesn’t perform in the second tier, we’re not holding out much hope for his Liverpool future.