Liverpool midfielder heading for January loan exit

Date published: Monday 27th November 2017 9:29

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is poised to leave on loan in January, with his agent stressing that player will only join another English side.

The 21-year-old has made five appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s men this season but has not started a game in the Premier League for the Reds since his move from Red Star Belgrade in 2016.

The player is said to favour staying at Anfield but his agent, Zoran Stojadinovic, has revealed that the 21-year-old will seek a loan move in the new year.

Stojadinovic also believes that his client cannot afford to make the same mistake as fellow Reds star  Lazar Markovic, who left England for spells with Fenerbahce and Sporting CP and has since been marginalised by Jurgen Klopp, according to the report on This Is Anfield.

“Grujic has to go somewhere in January in a loan, in the team where he will play,” he told Serbian publication Blic.

“It must be an English club, so as not to make a mistake like Lazar Markovic did. Had Lazar been my client, I would never advise him to leave England.

“He changed the country, the style of football, the temperament, the climate, and therefore his return to Liverpool was an impossible mission.

“To return to Grujic, he is very much appreciated in Liverpool and therefore he did not go anywhere because they did not want to let him go.

“But he needs more minutes in the field and that’s why the loan is the best solution for him in January to return to Liverpool after his return to the starting line.”

Grijic is unlikely to be the only Liverpool player loaned out in January, with Danny Ings, Ovie Ejaria, Ben Woodburn, Harry Wilson and all potentially moving on.

Ings is attracting interest from fellow Premier League side Newcastle, and Klopp has previously admitted that he would be prepared to let the England frontman get valuable game time elsewhere.

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