According to Liverpool coach, Vitor Matos, Marko Grujic was only sent out on loan due to heavy competition in midfield.
Grujic has been sent out to FC Porto for the 2020/21 season after spending the past two seasons with Hertha Berlin.
He remains Jurgen Klopp’s first signing as Liverpool boss and yet to play a full season under him. Fans thought the tide was finally about to turn for the Serbian after he started two League Cup fixtures against Lincoln City and Arsenal.
Matos cleared up Grujic’s situation and told O’Jogo, “Marko had a very regular and consistent year on loan at Hertha Berlin and was at this early stage with us in which he played two official games.
“He was one of Serbia’s greatest talents when he was signed. He never got room at Liverpool, due to the options for the positions, and at the same time the market opportunities that arose and allowed him more playing time.”
Currently, Liverpool have Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Gini Wijnaldum, James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho in their midfield lineup, all capable of filling in the three central roles.
Grujic was deemed surplus to requirements despite publicly claiming to rate him highly. It is almost bizarre that a player who is so high on Klopp’s books hardly ever gets to feature under him.
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