The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern were feeling short changed on Saturday evening after their side failed to hold onto a narrow lead to claim victory over Chelsea
On balance, a draw was probably a fair result after a well-matched encounter between two of the Premier League’s heavyweights. But after leading the match heading into the final 5 minutes of regulation time at Anfield, the Liverpool fans were feeling slightly aggrieved not to claim a priceless victory.
Away from the field, Liverpool’s midfield talents Phillipe Coutinho and Emre Can have dominated the transfer stories in recent weeks with their careers looking destined to be pursued away from Anfield.
However, Liverpool’s Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic is the latest player to be linked with a move away from the club as reports in Sportskacentrala have tipped him for a loan move in January.
Grujic has yet to establish himself in Klopp’s first-team plans since his arrival from Red Star Belgrade last June.
The Serbian made his debut as a 17-year-old for the Serbian giants and never looked back after being handed a first-team opportunity at such a young age.
He went on to record a very impressive return of 6 goals and 7 assists from 41 appearances from central midfield.
His form in Serbia earned him a desirable switch to the Premier League, but since his arrival at Liverpool his opportunities have been extremely limited and his career is stagnating on the fringes of Klopp’s first-team squad.
If Grujic wishes to re-start his career in England then he simply must force the issue and request a loan move away from the club in January.
Grujic should seek an opportunity in the Premier League at a club such as Southampton in order to demonstrate his credentials in the English top-flight and make significant strides forward in reaching his true potential. When at their best, the Saints play exactly the kind of football in which Grujic can flourish.
Considering the Serbian’s versatility to adopt any one of three central midfield roles, he should finally get the opportunity he deserves in a club where competition for places will be reduced.