Next summer will be a big one for Liverpool and for manager Jurgen Klopp, and the German has a lot to think about.
It was reported by the Mirror last week that as many as six players could leave Anfield in the summer as the German tactician could prepare for a summer clearout. While this does need to take place, there is one man that the Reds could keep hold of that would save us millions in transfer fees, and that is Marko Grujic.
The Serbian midfielder was Klopp’s first signing with us back in January 2016 for £5.1m but has not had much of an opportunity in the first team, with just 14 appearances to his name in that timeframe.
Should Marko Grujic stay at Liverpool?
Although we haven’t really seen a lot from him in England’s top tier, I believe that he deserves an opportunity to compete for a place in our first team, albeit there is huge competition for places in the middle of the park for us in the form of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum. The £16.2m-rated man had tallied up three goals and two assists in 22 games but the most important thing is that he is racking up plenty of minutes.
With our current crop of midfielders not getting any younger, Grujic will feel like a new signing and could save us millions in the transfer market. The defensive midfielder will have a point to prove and there will be no pressure on his shoulders next season if he sticks around.