Liverpool supporters have been quite downbeat in the Transfer Tavern in the last few hours after seeing their side concede a late equaliser to end up drawing 1-1 with Merseyside rivals Everton at Anfield on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with the Toffees off the back of three successive wins in all competitions, and they looked on course for a fourth when Mohamed Salah’s superb strike gave them the lead at half time. However, they were unable to see the game out as Dejan Lovren clumsily shoved Dominic Calvert-Lewin over in the penalty area, from which Wayne Rooney netted the resulting spot-kick to secure a point for Sam Allardyce’s side, at the same time preventing Klopp’s Liverpool from recording a ninth victory of the campaign.
Consequently, there have been many despondent Liverpudlians in the Tavern in recent hours, and they are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from Sporx, which details some potentially important information regarding the future of midfielder Marko Grujic.
The 21-year-old made the move to Anfield back in 2016 but has since struggled for regular gametime under Klopp, earning just 14 first team appearances for the Reds, of which just three have been starts.
And with a World Cup to come in the summer with Serbia, the midfielder may well be on the lookout for more minutes in a bid to make the final 23-man squad, and reports suggest that Turkish giants Fenerbahce are willing to offer him a route out of Liverpool in January, on loan with a view to a permanent deal.
And with Grujic facing the prospect of fewer first team appearances in the second half of the campaign, it’s a move which may be in the best interests of all parties involved.
Landlord’s verdict: Marko Grujic has appeared just 14 times for the Liverpool first team in the last 15 months or so, with just three starts underlining his struggle to force his way into Jurgen Klopp’s plans.
As such, speculation has been building about the 21-year-old’s future at Anfield, and recent reports suggest that Turkish giants Fenerbahce are lining up a loan move for the Serbia international in the New Year.
And for Grujic, it’s a move he may wish to seek given that there is a World Cup at the end of the season, and a likely lack of regular football at Anfield is sure to hinder his chances of their final 23-man squad.
Thus, it’s a deal which could well be struck up between the two sides come the New Year.
Liverpool fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!