Marko Grujic could be set for a second loan spell with Cardiff City after helping the Bluebirds secure promotion to the Premier League last season.
The Liverpool man joined Neil Warnock’s side in January, with a clause in the deal ensuring he would earn the first-team action he required as part of his development.
Grujic played 15 times for Cardiff over the second half of the season to surpass the mere eight substitute appearances he has made for Liverpool since signing in 2016.
His spell in Wales did, however, display compatibility concerns, with Cardiff’s direct football often bypassing Grujic and denying him the opportunity to regularly express himself on the ball.
Liverpool have held talks with Cardiff over renewing Grujic’s loan deal ahead of their first season back in England’s top flight, reports BBC Sport.
Grujic was an unused substitute for Serbia prior to their World Cup elimination at the hands of Brazil on Wednesday night.
He will now return to Merseyside to discuss his future and decide between pursuing another valuable spell away from the club or fighting for his place at Anfield.
The former seems most logical in light of the arrival of both Fabinho and Naby Keita and the beckoning opportunity to play regular football in the Premier League.
A chance to continue enhancing his tactical discipline and decision-making under Warnock also presents Cardiff as a worthwhile temporary home.
Complementing his box-to-box athleticism and power with polished technical traits is arguably what is required to put him in good stead for a future role under Jurgen Klopp.