Liverpool supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern this week in anticipation of their side’s clash with Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday, with the Reds seeking to become the first team to beat them in the league this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are embarking on a 17-match unbeaten run in all competitions, a run which has propelled them to fourth in the Premier League, and also seen them reach the last 16 of the Champions League. And the Reds made it through to the fourth round of the FA Cup last weekend as well courtesy of a 2-1 success over Merseyside rivals Everton at Anfield, with goals from James Milner and Virgil van Dijk sealing the win, and thus setting them up perfectly for the visit of Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering City side on Sunday.
Subsequently, there is a lot of noise among our resident Liverpudlians in the Tavern at present, and they are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from ESPN, which details that interest is mounting in midfielder Marko Grujic to suggest that January move could be in the offing.
The 21-year-old made the move to Anfield back in 2016 but has since struggled for regular football under Klopp, appearing just 14 times in all for the senior side, of which only six have come this season.
As such, the Serbia international looks set for a spell away from the North West on loan, as per manager Klopp last month, and recent reports suggest that interest is mounting as both Huddersfield Town and West Ham have reportedly joined the race for the midfielder, a race already consisting of Championship outfit Aston Villa.
And with Klopp seemingly happy for a move to take place, it’s looking increasingly likely that Grujic will be leaving Anfield, albeit temporarily, this month.
Landlord’s verdict: Marko Grujic has struggled for regular football since moving to Liverpool in January 2016, with just 14 appearances and 327 minutes of action to show for his efforts.
Manager Jurgen Klopp opened the door to a loan move when speaking last month, and it appears that clubs have taken note as reports suggest that Huddersfield Town and West Ham are keen to rival Aston Villa for the 21-year-old.
Thus, with first team chances likely hard to come by at Anfield, a January move could be in the offing for the Serbia international, who will want regular football to not only make their World Cup squad this summer, but also make a difference in Russia.
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