The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are looking forward to their sides return to the Premier League this weekend.
Liverpool welcome Mauricio Pochettino’s goal-shy Southampton to Anfield this weekend, knowing that anything less than a win will be a huge disappointment to the Reds faithful. Prior to the international break, Liverpool were in potent attacking form in the Premier League and Jurgen Klopp will be keen to ensure that his side can extend their winning league run to three games with victory over the Saints this weekend.
However, The Reds chances took a blow yesterday with the news that Senegalese star Sadio Mane had suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury whilst on international duty.
Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic was also on International duty this week for the first time since June 2016, and Liverpool paid tribute to their 21-year-old midfielder via their official Twitter page earlier today.
Marko Grujic won his first senior Serbia cap since June 2016 today.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 14, 2017
Liverpool signed Grujic from Red Star Belgrade in January 2016, but his first-team opportunities have been severely limited since his arrival on Merseyside. So far this season he has managed just 13 minutes of Premier League action in two cameo appearances for the club.
With Emre Can appearing unwilling to commit to his long-term future at the club, a handful of the Liverpool supporters are starting to demand that Grujic is given a genuine opportunity to prove himself in Klopp’s first-team in Can’s place.
Here’s what the fans had to say on Twitter…
Play him, drop Can who is definitely leaving
— Sam (@SamLFC1996) November 14, 2017
if can isnt signing a new deal let him rot on the bench and give this lad a chance
— Micky Cleary (@mickycleary123) November 14, 2017
I agree, if he won't sign a contract because they can't agree over a release clause, let him rot and potential miss out playing for Germany at the World Cup.
— PvZ Stuff (@PvZStuff) November 14, 2017
Let him start some games at the pool as well
— Derm Cares ™ (@Dermcares) November 14, 2017
And Klopp benched him for Can… incredible
— David Rojas (@drojas1989) November 14, 2017
Better than our capatin
— َ (@Abdu___10) November 14, 2017
He’s simply good.
— GusandSaM (@GusandSaM) November 14, 2017
Well done I think He deserved it
— FAROUK 78692 (@Mahomed64720744) November 14, 2017
fighting display by marko grujić today. he had a few duels with son from spurs who is on fire, but marko refused to bend. very good performance by marko grujić today, 3+/5
— Marshal (@ftbl_ecb) November 14, 2017