Liverpool’s Grujic all set for Championship loan switch

Date published: Tuesday 16th January 2018 11:37

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is set to join a Championship side on a six-month loan deal this month.

There is understood to be heavy interest from Turkey with Fenerbahce and Galatasaray believed to be interested in the 21-year-old midfielder.

However, the midfielder’s agent, Zoran Stojadinovic, said in November he would look for a move in January to ensure more playing time for Grujic.

Stojadinovic told Serbian newspaper Blic that his client “needed to go somewhere he will play” but didn’t want him to change footballing cultures by moving abroad.

And Reds boss Jurgen Klopp concurred last month.

“He’s right, Marko deserves to play more now,” Klopp said. “If it’s not possible here then we need to think about it (a loan).

“I like the boy a lot. He has made progress like hell. His heading is outstanding but he doesn’t make the squad a lot which isn’t the best thing for him for sure.”

Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield Town, West Ham and Aston Villa are all interested in Grujic, but Villa, according to ESPN and the Liverpool Echo are favourites to land him.

Grujic has made six appearances this term, but he has made just three substitute appearances in the Premier League and he has not been in the squad since the 5-1 win over Brighton at the start of December.




Corey Whelan and Ryan Kent have left the club on loan for Yeovil and Bristol City respectively this month.

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