German heavyweight poised to swoop for forgotten Liverpool midfielder

Date published: Tuesday 23rd June 2020 9:25

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Borussia Monchengladbach are weighing up the idea of making a move for a rarely seen Liverpool midfielder.

The Reds have been relatively quiet regarding speculation in the transfer window so far.

The signing of Timo Werner was long expected to be a formality for Jurgen Klopp’s side. Yet the German ended up Chelsea-bound after Liverpool cited financial reasons.

If Klopp is to spend this summer, player exits may first be required. And one Reds star who could fit the bill is midfielder Marko Grujic.

The Serbian has been on Liverpool’s books for four years, yet has made just 14 appearances across all competitions.

Several spells out on loan have materialised, with Grujic finding particular success with Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.

His progress in the German capital has not gone unnoticed, and Mozzartsport have revealed Borussia Monchengladbach are considering a raid.

The outlet (via TheBootRoom) reveal that Monchengladbach are ‘keen’ on bringing the Serbian back to Germany after another stellar season on loan with Hertha.

With Liverpool’s midfield already packed with proven performers, and youngster Curtis Jones on the rise, Grujic could be one possible avenue in which Klopp could raise funds towards a summer splash.

 

Klopp tipped for change of heart

Liverpool legend John Aldridge says he would be “surprised” if Jurgen Klopp does not convince the club to change their stance on the transfer market.

The Reds ended their pursuit of Timo Werner earlier this month, owing to the striker’s £50million release clause.

As such, Chelsea, who were quiet in January after their summer transfer ban, swooped in.

And while Liverpool have limited spending power, pundits including Jamie Carragher have recognised their need to find better back-up for their front three.

 

And Aldridge says the Reds would be wise to rethink their transfer strategy to avoid falling behind Manchester City.

“We understand the reasons why they decided not to sign Timo Werner and how the manager and those around him are determined to build the right kind of squad and not go for quick fixes,” Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo.

“The position they have got Liverpool into in recent years is absolute evidence that they deserve to be trusted.

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