Report: Teenager Marko Grujic moves closer to signing for Liverpool after Klopp involvement

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Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for Marko Grujic

Liverpool are close to landing young Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic after manager Jurgen Klopp got involved, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Grujic has been linked with a move from Red Star Belgrade for a little while now, and is said to be worth around £5million.

The 19-year-old is expected to complete his move to Anfield in the January window before being loaned back until the end of the season.

It was said that Liverpool were facing a battle with Inter Milan for the teenager's signature but the Reds appear to have won the race for the midfielder.

The report also says that Grujic was monitored by Klopp's assistant Zeljko Buvac for quite some time, and if Klopp's intervention was key in the deal, then it shows the reputation he has for working with and developing younger players. 

In terms of game time, it is probably suitable for the player to remain on loan with Red Star Belgrade and get more regular first-team action, as central midfield seems to be a pretty well stocked area of the field for Liverpool at the moment, as Klopp is still running the rule over his squad, and may not make final decisions on their long-term future until the end of the season. 

It is also quite telling that one of Klopp's first signings as Liverpool boss, if the deal is completed, is a teenager as he continues his trait of attempting to develop younger players and fits in with the transfer policy that has been adopted by Fenway Sports Group since their arrival in 2010.

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