Grujic reveals what he needs to improve to get into Liverpool’s team


Liverpool is doing so splendidly well that there's little thought given to the loaned out players the champions of Europe have around the continent they govern for this season. The most impressive of them has been the Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic who is on the second year of a two-season loan deal at Hertha Berlin. The 23-year-old still hasn't given up on his Anfield dreams.

Grujic made just 14 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool since he was signed by Jurgen Klopp from Red Star Belgrade in January 2016 for around €7,0000,000. But the Serb thinks he knows the road that will take him to Anfield Roud.

"It's not easy to become a part of the Liverpool squad, I can see myself in the red shirt but I have to become more experienced before I can wear it again. I want to improve my physical performance and take my concentration to another level. I want to be ready for Liverpool so I will have a chance to get into the team," said Grujic.

Grujic, who has scored two goals in seven Bundesliga appearances for Hertha Berlin so far this season, said that Klopp urged him to stay at Hertha and play in Germany for one more season.

"He said that it would be a great opportunity for me to improve my development," Grujic said. The Bundesliga is one of the strongest leagues in the world and Hertha Berlin is a big club. It is very important for me to play regularly right now and Klopp told me to fight for my place in the team."

The man who played for Cardiff City on loan in Championship before moving to Hertha revealed that he is constant communication with the manager and other staff.

"Klopp and I are texting regularly. I am also in close contact with the Liverpool loan-manager (Julian Ward), he watches every game that I'm in and we're texting afterwards. Also, I am very close to Dejan Lovren and Roberto Firmino, but all of the players from Liverpool are great," he said.

Pal Dardai, who managed Grujic last season at Hertha, called the Serbian "by far the best midfielder I've seen in my time at the club" and he has been in Berlin between 2015 and 2019.

Grujic hasn't been featured in any of Serbia's games since the World Cup in Russia where he played in all three group matches - against Costa Rica, Brazil, and Switzerland. The reasons behind him not playing are not related to the on-pitch performance of the man born in Belgrade, rather to the turmoil in the Serbian FA.


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