The Liverpool boss is clearly pleased to see the Red Star boy permanently signed to the Anfield club.
Liverpool today confirmed and unveiled their new signing. After weeks of speculation they have finally snapped up Marko Grujic from Red Star Belgrade.
The Serbian youngster arrives at the club with a big reputation from his time in Serbian football and will be loaned back to his former club for the rest of the season.
Grujic was photographed at Melwood today and he got to meet the man who will be his first-team manager from net season.
Jurgen Klopp and Grujic posed for a happy photograph as they look to have a positive influence on each other's careers on Merseyside in the coming years.
No hug just yet for Grujic, but an arm on the shoulder from the smiling German. If he thrives at Liverpool he can expect a much more invasive embrace:Speaking of the signing Klopp told the official Liverpool website:
“We’re very pleased because Marko is a big talent and we’ve seen him a lot of times.
“When I came here, our scouts showed me some footage of a very skilled player from Red Star Belgrade. We watched it, we spoke to him, we met each other – he’s a good boy, a young boy but plays an important role at the moment at Red Star, who are the best team in Serbia.
“To describe him, I would say he’s a tall boy, but quick and good at technical things. He can play passes and can dribble. But he is young, so he has to develop. He will do this, so everything is okay.”
Grujic has been in excellent form for his club Red Star this season. He has scored five goals in 21 appearances for the club - who are currently top of the Serbian league by a whopping 25 points.
He will be hoping to do better than previous Serbians at Liverpool, Lazar Markovic and Milan Jovanovic both failed to live up to their potential during their stints at Anfield.