Hertha Berlin’s on-loan midfielder Marko Grujic has reminded Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp of his intentions to stamp his mark on the German’s team.
Grujic is enjoying his second successive loan spell with the Bundesliga side having chipped in with four goals this season, the latest a deft volley in Hertha’s 1-1 draw with RB Leipzig on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old is set to return to Anfield at the end of the protracted campaign but his future is unclear; Adam Lallana is expected to leave this summer but Curtis Jones has emerged as a rising talent for boss Jurgen Klopp.
Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, Serbia international Grujic has insisted that it remains his dream to line up at Anfield on a regular basis, also revealing he is constantly in touch with the Reds about his progress.
“I have mainly been in touch with Julian [Ward, loan partnerships and football partnerships manager] and he has talked to me all the time about training, about exercises that we did at home and now we always speak before and after the game on if we have to improve something,” the midfielder said.
“Of course that means a lot – I am still a Liverpool player and I want to be, one day, a regular Liverpool player. For me it’s still a dream to play for the club so we keep in touch.”
After months of speculation about the future of the Premier League season, the league announced on Thursday that the Reds would indeed be given the chance to clinch their first title in 30 years.
Liverpool need two wins to win the league and Grujic is backing his parent club to get the job done.
“Of course,” he said when asked if he is looking forward to the league’s return. “The guys have been unbelievable so far this season and they really deserve it [to win the Premier League].
“Of course the fans have been waiting for this for so long so it would be special for the guys. Hopefully, soon we will see Hendo [Jordan Henderson] lifting the trophy.”
Hertha, meanwhile, sit 10th in the Bundesliga table.
In other news, Liverpool have reportedly laid out a plan to sign a Barcelona star if their pursuit of Timo Werner fails.