Liverpool to send £34.7m midfielder on fourth loan spell


Date published: Saturday 29th June 2019 11:23

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is considering loan offers from three Bundesliga clubs.

Grujic was Jurgen Klopp’s first signing as Liverpool manager in January 2016, but has struggled to break into the first team.

The 23-year-old has made eight Premier League appearances for the European champions, with his last game for the Reds coming in December 2017.

Grujic, who was sent straight back to Red Star Belgrade as part of the deal which saw him join for £5.1m, has spent most of the past two seasons on loan at Cardiff and Hertha Berlin respectively.

The latter club swore to help the midfielder “reach the level that Liverpool play” if he stayed for another campaign, but they face competition from Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen to bring him in this summer.

ESPN FC say ‘Liverpool want to send Grujic’ on loan again despite placing a £34.7m valuation on his beautiful Serbian head in May.

Hertha might ordinarily be considered the favourites in the race, but Frankfurt can offer Europa League football and a core of Serbian players, while Werder manager Florian Kohfeldt ‘is represented by the same agency’ as Klopp.