Liverpool supporters have been somewhat deflated in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side fail to get past a resolute West Brom in a 0-0 draw at Anfield on Wednesday night, a result which saw them drop out of the Premier League’s top four.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with the Baggies off the back of conceding a late leveller against Merseyside rivals Everton on Sunday, yet would have a viewed a home encounter against Alan Pardew’s struggling West Brom as an ideal opportunity to get back to winning ways. However, the Reds were unable to break down a solid Baggies backline to draw for the third time in a row in the Premier League at Anfield, at the same time surrendering their place in the top four to Tottenham, who beat Brighton 2-0 on the same night.
Subsequently, there have been many despondent Liverpudlians in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from Takvim (via talkSPORT), which outlines some potentially significant developments in the future of midfielder Marko Grujic.
The 21-year-old made the move to Anfield back in 2016 but has since struggled to force his way into Klopp’s reckoning, earning just 14 senior appearances for the Reds, of which six have come this term and total just 109 minutes of action.
As such, his future at the club has been subject to speculation in recent times, and recent reports suggest that Turkish giants Fenerbahce, linked with the Serbia international a few weeks ago, have sent representatives to England in a bid to thrash out a deal with Liverpool for the midfielder.
And this potentially significant development is likely to intrigue our resident Reds supporters, many of whom feel that Grujic should indeed go out on loan in a bid to aid his progression.
Landlord’s verdict: Things haven’t quite worked for Marko Grujic since his move to Liverpool in the summer of 2016, with just 14 senior appearances to show for the last 18 months.
And the 21-year-old’s future at Anfield has thus been subject of speculation in the last few weeks, with Turkish giants Fenerbahce linked with the midfielder, and now reportedly seeking talks with the Merseyside outfit in a bid to seal a deal for his services.
Ultimately, the Serbia international is not going to get the minutes required in the second half of the season, and with a World Cup to come in the summer, a move away is surely in his best interests, both to kickstart his club career and indeed give him the best chance of making the Serbia squad for Russia.
Liverpool fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!
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