Serbian international Marko Grujic is all set to make a comeback to Liverpool after a successful loan spell at Hertha BSC.
When Liverpool had signed him four years back, he couldn’t cut into the first team. However, since joining Hertha Berlin, Grujic has greatly improved – enough for Klopp to consider him a
Hertha sporting director Michael Preetz said: “It is 100 per cent certain that the loan agreement between us and Liverpool and the contract with Marko Grujic will end on June 30.
“It has been agreed by both clubs that he will return to Liverpool. The conclusion we
of this loan agreement over the past two years is very positive and it has had positive effects on everyone who has been involved.
“Liverpool will get back a player who is definitely more experienced than he has been before, because he earned very important game practice.
“And we also had profit out of this past two years with Marko. Marko is a player who is present in both penalty boxes. Just in his first year he played extraordinary. Now after the restart he is getting back into his good shape.
“He is just a very good player. So for me this loan agreement definitely made sense.”
Marko Grujic, meanwhile, has always been hoping for Klopp to take him back and work his way through to the first team.
“I still hope for that, of course,” Grujic has said back in January. “You can’t just give up on your goals.
“In fact, I’m probably working harder now than I’ve ever done before in my life.
“I know it’s going to be tough. I’m not stupid. I know that Liverpool right now are an unbelievable team, the best team in the world. So, I know that I have to be at a very high level if I want to have a chance.
“That’s why I watch as many of their games as I can, to learn and to see the level. I know improvement is the only thing that can help me.
“And it’s why I could accept that I needed to go somewhere to play regularly this season. I needed minutes, I needed to learn the game, when to defend, when to attack, where to be on the pitch. I want to improve every part of my game.