Jurgen Klopp’s first Liverpool signing he “puzzled” set for Premier League go back

Ex-Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp was once appointed Liverpool supervisor in October 2015 and made his first signing two months later within the January 2016 switch window

Marko Grujic played just eight Premier League games under Jurgen Klopp
Marko Grujic performed simply 8 Premier League video games below Jurgen Klopp

Fulham are reportedly keen on signing Marko Grujic, who was once Jurgen Klopp’s first switch as Liverpool supervisor, from Porto.

The Championship winners are believed to have presented €18million (£15.4m) for Grujic, 26. The midfielder has 17 senior caps for Serbia and is about to be a part of their squad for this yr’s International Cup after serving to Porto win the Primeira Liga identify and League Cup closing time period.

The Reds signed Grujic, then 19, from Purple Superstar Belgrade for £5.1m in January 2016. Klopp was once appointed Liverpool boss simply two months previous, changing Brendan Rodgers. The teen was once straight away despatched again on mortgage to the Serbian membership for the remainder of the season.

Grujic’s time at Anfield was once irritating. He arrived on Merseyside with a tremendous CV – serving to Serbia win the U20 International Cup in 2015 and Purple Superstar win the Serbian identify in 2015-16 – however controlled simply 16 appearances below Klopp right through his five-year spell at Liverpool.

“He is a just right boy, a tender boy however performs a very powerful function at the present time at Purple Superstar, who’re the most productive staff in Serbia,” stated Klopp when Liverpool signed Grujic. “He is a tall boy, however fast and just right at technical issues. He can play passes and will dribble.”

Grujic hung out on mortgage at Championship facet Cardiff and Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin sooner than becoming a member of Porto – to start with on mortgage – in October 2020. That deal was once made everlasting in July 2021, leaving the previous Liverpool megastar to contemplate on his failed Anfield profession.

Marko Grujic has established himself in Porto’s midfield since leaving Liverpool


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“I went via arrangements with the membership, after two years within the Bundesliga, I returned extra mature to England,” stated Grujic in 2021, as quoted through the Liverpool ECHO. “That is what they informed me in Liverpool. But if Thiago Alcantara got here from Bayern (Munich), I estimated that there would no longer be a lot area for me. I did not wish to gamble.”

Grujic went on to mention: “I imagine that they imagine in me. In each dialog, whether or not it is Klopp or one of the most administrators, they at all times ring a bell in me that I’m a participant of significant possible. But if I am getting into the gadget I do not get an opportunity. It confuses me somewhat.”

Even though Grujic did not get a lot of a possibility at Liverpool, he might get the risk to flourish within the Premier League. In keeping with Portuguese outlet Document, Fulham have tabled an be offering however Porto need a lot more than £15.4m for the central midfielder.

It is claimed Porto are hoping Grujic’s price will sky rocket after the International Cup in Qatar. The Portuguese giants reportedly paid £10.5m for the participant when he left Liverpool for just right closing yr, a deal that accommodates a ten in line with cent sell-on clause for the Reds.

Grujic’s current deal reportedly expires in June 2026, which means Porto are in no rush to promote him. They have additionally simply let Fabio Vieira sign up for Arsenal in a £34m deal, which was once finalised on Tuesday night. The midfielder, 22, has signed a long-term deal on the Emirates.

All the way through his time in Germany, Hertha supervisor Good friend Dardai described Grujic as “through a long way the most productive midfielder I have observed in my time on the membership”. The trainer added: “He can play anyplace in midfield. He is were given such a lot possible and you’ll be able to see that out at the pitch.”

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