Championship

Liverpool on verge of agreement to sanction midfielder deal – report

Liverpool supporters have been making all the noise in the Transfer Tavern this week after becoming the first team to beat Manchester City in the Premier League this season courtesy of a 4-3 victory at Anfield on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with the table-toppers and champions-elect unbeaten in their previous 17 matches in all competitions, and as such were supremely confident of ending Pep Guardiola’s side’s incredible unbeaten campaign to date. And they did just that as goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah secured a narrow success for the Merseyside giants, with replies from Leroy Sane, Bernando Silva, and Ilkay Gundogan not enough to prevent a first league defeat of the season for the Citizens.

Subsequently, there have been many delighted and buoyant Liverpudlians in the Tavern this week, several of whom are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from The Daily Mail, which suggests that the Reds are close to agreeing a deal with Cardiff City to sanction the loan move of midfielder Marko Grujic.

The 21-year-old made the move to Anfield back in 2016 but has since managed just 14 first team appearances for the Reds, of which six have come this term as he continues to find opportunities hard to come by under manager Klopp.

And with a World Cup to come in the summer with Serbia, the midfielder has been linked with a temporary move away from Anfield to bolster his chances of making their 23-man squad, and recent reports suggest that Liverpool are on the verge of sanctioning a move to Championship side Cardiff.

And with Neil Warnock’s men very much in promotion contention going into the second half of the season, it’s a deal which appears to be in the best interests of all parties involved.

Landlord’s verdict: Marko Grujic has just 14 appearances to his name for his time at Liverpool, which simply isn’t enough for someone harbouring ambitions of making the World Cup this summer.

As such, the 21-year-old has been linked with a loan move away from Anfield, and recent reports suggest that Cardiff City have won the race for his signature, with a move expected imminently.

The Championship is a fiercely competitive league and one Grujic will certainly benefit from playing in, which suggests that this likely move will be in the best interests of both the player and indeed the two clubs.

Liverpool fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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