Marko Grujic has revealed his target is to play for Liverpool next season after securing another loan move away from Anfield.
The 23-year-old midfielder has agreed another 12-month loan spell with Hertha Berlin, after spending last season with the Bundesliga side and he has explained the lengths Hertha reached to get him to re-sign with them.
“[Werder Bremen] wanted to pick me up in Belgrade with a private jet, show me the stadium, the training ground, present the players,” Grujic told Bild.
“I said I could come but only to visit the city – because I had already decided to join Hertha at that point.
“Berlin is already a second home for me, I love living here. The lifestyle is great. For me it was important that Hertha were hungry for more if I chose to stay with them.
“I spoke with the manager and realised that everyone here wants to have better results than in recent years.”
Grujic, who spend the the second half of the 2017/18 season with Cardiff in the Premier League, has made two Bundesliga appearances and scored one goal so far, and although he would be content to sign permanently, his ultimate aim is to get into Jurgen Klopp’s plans.
“It’s my goal to play for Liverpool next season, a top European club,” added Grujic.
“That’s possible if I play regularly and well here at Hertha.
“But you never know in life, maybe Liverpool want to sell me next year. If that’s the case, then I would love it if Hertha would pay the fee to sign me.”
Liverpool will receive a £2million loan fee as part of the deal, plus potential add-ons of £500,000, however Hertha will face financial penalties if Grujic’s playing time is limited.