Aside from Harry Wilson, Marko Grujic is one of many Liverpool’s loanees this season to flourish away from Merseyside.
The Serbian midfielder enjoyed a successful year out in Germany with Hertha Berlin, and although the club were unspectacular in the Bundesliga after finishing in 11th place, Grujic was regularly praised by fans and pundits during his stint away from England.
His performances have seen the 23-year-old been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid last month as well as Hertha manager Pal Dardai claiming Grujic is the best midfielder he has seen at Hertha in the past 22 years, and according to Bild via Sport Witness, the Berlin-based club are intent on making the loan-spell a permanent deal.
With a Transfermarkt valuation of £16.2 million, it might be tempting for Liverpool to cash in on the midfielder, but Jurgen Klopp would be foolish to let a player of Grujic’s talents simply walk away without a real chance of trying to make it in the Reds squad.
With Adam Lallana reportedly likely to leave this summer, Grujic can serve as an instant replacement to both these players as well as add much-needed creativity to the Liverpool team that fans have been crying out for since Philippe Coutinho’s departure to Barcelona last year.
At 23, Grujic’s value isn’t going to fall dramatically if he spends a season at Liverpool attempting to break into the first-team, and if the Serbian is unable to make an impact for the Reds, Klopp can then think about selling on the midfielder.
It might be tempting to cash in on Grujic now, but with midfielders leaving and creativity lacking, Klopp should take a gamble on the Serbian midfielder next season.
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