Report: Liverpool currently finalising transfer, Marko Grujic to become Klopp's first signing

Liverpool are reportedly finalising a deal for Red Star Belgrade teenager Marko Grujic.

According to The Guardian, Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has travelled to Serbia to finalise a deal for Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic.

The Reds splashed out over the summer by signing the likes of Nathaniel Clyne, Roberto Firmino, James Milner and Christian Benteke, but with Brendan Rodgers now gone and Jurgen Klopp in the Anfield hot seat, the German will want to bring his own players in.

One of those players appears to be Red Star Belgrade teenager Marko Grujic, who has been compared to his compatriot and Chelsea star Nemanja Matic.

The 19-year-old has been in-demand ever since helping Serbia win the Under-20 World Cup over the summer, but now it seems that Liverpool have won the race for his signature.

The Guardian report that Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre is currently travelling to Serbia in order to finalise the deal ti with Red Star Belgrade, having seemingly convinced Grujic that Anfield is the right move for him.

As part of the deal, Grujic will spend the rest of the season at Red Star in a bid to help them reach the Champions League, before beginning his Reds career next summer.

Liverpool fans will be hoping and praying that Grujic has more success than his compatriots Milan Jovanovic and Lazar Markovic have had at Anfield, with the deal seemingly set to go through.

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