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16 Mar 2017

Shock Transfer: 'Liverpool' offered chance to seal 'loan' deal for 'wonderful' €14m midfielder. Good move?

Dinamo Zagreb official Zdravko Mamic has confirmed that the Croatian club is keen to sign one of Liverpool's midfield players.

Speaking to Croatian newspaper Blic this week, Mamic claimed:

“I wanted to bring in Andrija Zivkovic, but I failed, so now I’m trying to get Marko Grujic on loan from Liverpool FC, a former player for Red Star, to help the club”.

A loan deal (arguably) makes sense, especially after Grujic's first injury-ravaged season at Anfield.

Big changes are needed at Anfield this summer, and Jurgen Klopp has already admitted that he may sign up 'six players' when the transfer window reopens.

The club is already packed with midfield players, and if - as expected - Klopp brings in one or two more central midfielders, it's difficult to see how Grujic will get regular game time.

Grujic - hailed as 'wonderful' by Jurgen Klopp - hasn't featured for Liverpool since a 90th minute cameo against Leeds on November 29th, and prior to that, he last started a game on October 25th against Spurs.

In my view, Grujic is yet another example of a player who left his club too soon.

Seriously, he left Red Star Belgrade at the age of 20 despite playing regularly and winning the league. What was the freakin' rush? He could've stayed at Belgrade and played regular football (whilst building up his physical resistance) but instead, he followed the money and signed for a massive club before being ready.

Clearly, Grujic's body wasn't ready for the massively increased physicality of the English game, and that probably explains why he's been injured so much (he admitted as much earlier in the season). To be frank, I have zero sympathy for Grujic - he should've stayed at Belgrade; if he goes on loan, it's game over (historically, players who go on loan never return to become first-team regulars).


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