Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has said it is his ‘dream’ to play for Jurgen Klopp’s team next season upon his return from the Bundesliga in the summer.
The 23-year-old is currently on loan at Hertha Berlin for a second successive year, with opportunities limited for him at Anfield due to the Reds’ plethora of options.
Grujic has played 37 times for the German outfit, scoring 7 goals, and has received many plaudits for his impressive performances.
However, according to a report on talkSPORT, it would seem the former Red Star Belgrade man has his eyes set on earning a place in the Reds’ midfield in the near future, saying: “My dream is to get the chance in Liverpool next season.”
With the likes of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner ahead of him in the pecking order, Grujic also accepts that he may have to wait beyond next year to get his chance – and would be happy to remain in the German capital.
“If not, I would be very happy to come back and be part of this project. I’m a Hertha fan. Everything looks very professional and ambitious. The conditions are wonderful. Berlin deserves European football.
“Of course, the club [Liverpool] worries if I do not play well. Most importantly, I collect game practice. We analyse all my games. All with the context and hope that I will play in Liverpool next year.
The Serbian’s last appearance for Liverpool came in a 5-1 win over Brighton in December 2017, when he came on as a 90th-minute substitute.
In other Liverpool news, the Reds have picked a strong 23-man squad for their Club World Cup campaign, which kicks off in Qatar on December 18.
The roster features the majority of Liverpool’s first-team aside from Joel Matip and Fabinho, who are sidelined with injuries.
Harvey Elliott and Rhian Brewster are among four youngsters also included, although it is claimed that they will play against Aston Villa in the EFL Cup on December 17 before flying out to the Middle East a day later.