Past, Present & Future of Marko Grujić

by - June 30, 2018

Serbian midfielder, Marko Grujić's (22) future at Anfield remains uncertain as of yet.

Photo: LFC

The youngster who joined the Merseyside club in 2016 hasn't seen much game time since joining the Reds, having only made 8 appearances so far.

The Belgrade native was signed from his hometown club Red Star Belgrade, progressing through their youth system to the first team squad. Making his professional debut in 2013, he would go on to win the SuperLiga title in his final season with club. The Serbian international was also part of the Serbian squad which win the 2015 U-20 World Cup. He is also part of the Serbian squad in 2018 World Cup.

Grujić was a part of an unprecedented run of Red Star victories, as the club set a new record for the number of consecutive victories (19), ending the first half of the season without defeat. Throughout autumn, Grujić was scouted by a number of high-profile European teams, including Liverpool, Internazionale, Juventus, Chelsea, and Milan. It was eventually through the combined efforts of Klopp and Buvač that Grujić penned a 5-year contact with Liverpool.

Despite a past glittered with silverware, Grujić hasn't made his mark at Anfield yet. Making his debut for Liverpool as a substitute for Adam Lallana in the 78th minute in a 2-0 loss to Burnley. He hasn't seen much of the ball as of yet. Grujić was eventually loaned to Championship side Cardiff City in January 2018 where he made 13 appearances in which he was able to clench his first goal in England and be part of the Cardiff side who placed second in the Championship, gaining promotion to the Premier League.

It remains to be seen whether Marko Grujić will remain at Liverpool, perhaps as a possible replacement for the aging Lallana or another loan to Cardiff. All we know for now is that he is highly rated by Klopp and would choose Anfield over the Bernabéu and Camp Nou.

Written by: Vardo Abrahams. 

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