7 Mar 2017

New Signing? 'Wonderful' €10m midfielder confirms he's very close to Liverpool return

(Potentially) Good news: One of Liverpool's long-injured summer signings has confirmed that he's on the brink of a return to first-team action.

Marko Grujic hasn't featured for Liverpool since a 90th minute cameo against Leeds on November 29th (talk about an utterly pointless substitution), and prior to that, he last started on October 25th against Spurs.

In early December, Klopp claimed that Grujic had suffered a 'tendon injury' and was 'on the way back', but three months later, and Grujic is still missing from Klopp's match day squads.

Well, Grujic is finally back in action. After returning to first-team training, the Serb played 60 minutes of the U23s' 5-1 thrashing of Reading this week, and after the game, he provided the following fitness update:

"One more step closer to being fully fit".

Grujic's first season at Anfield has been beset with niggling issues (concussion, virus, ankle injury, tendon issue, hamstring injury), and after four months out, there's probably not enough time (or games) left in the season to recover, train, and get back into tip-top matchday condition.

Earlier this season, Klopp claimed that Grujic is a 'wonderful' player, and with any luck, he'll be able to show that next season (if he's not injured again, of course!)

Grujic is a fairly new player, but after missing most of the season, having him available again will literally be like having a brand new signing.


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