Micky Quinn likens Marko Grujic to an attacking Nemanja Matic

Chelsea's Nemanja Matic in action in action with Liverpool's Roberto Firmino

The youngster has impressed so far for Liverpool in pre-season.

Marko Grujic celebrates after scoring the first goal for LiverpoolMarko Grujic celebrates after scoring the first goal for Liverpool

Liverpool signing Marko Grujic is like a goalscoring Nemanja Matic, Micky Quinn has told talkSPORT.

The midfielder was Jurgen Klopp’s first signing as Liverpool manager after agreeing a move in January.

He spent the second half of last season out on loan as the Reds looked to ensure they could get a work permit for him.

Liverpool's Marko Grujic celebrates after he scores their first goalLiverpool's Marko Grujic celebrates after he scores their first goal

They did just that earlier this summer, with Jurgen Klopp attending the meeting personally to vouch for the player’s value at Anfield.

He has been a part of their pre-season schedule so far and impressed, and Quinn has likened him to a goalscoring version of Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic.

“Grujic is a good player, I think he’s exciting,” he told talkSPORT.

“He’s impressed in pre-season and is a player to watch out for. He’s an attacking version of Matic.”

Chelsea's Nemanja MaticChelsea's Nemanja Matic

It now remains to be seen whether Grujic has a role to play in the Liverpool first team next season.

Jurgen Klopp currently has a number of options available to him in midfield, meaning first team football may be hard to come by given the lack of European competition. 

He is clearly a big fan of the Serbian youngster though and if he continues to impress in pre-season, then a regular role in the team may be on offer.

Marko Grujic celebrates after scoring the first goal for LiverpoolMarko Grujic celebrates after scoring the first goal for Liverpool

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