Marko Grujic says Chelsea star Matic told him to make Liverpool move

Marko Grujic celebrates after scoring the first goal for Liverpool

Lazar Markovic and Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov were also adamant he move.

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

New Liverpool signing Marko Grujic has told Goal that Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic told him to make the move to Anfield, and gave him plenty of advice about the Premier League to prepare him.  

Grujic became the first signing of the Jurgen Klopp era when he agreed a move back in January.

He had to wait until this summer to finalise the switch though, with Klopp personally attending a hearing to ensure he obtained a work permit for next season.

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

He has since gone on to put in several impressive performances this summer during the club’s pre-season.

Before he agreed to join the club though, he says he asked his international teammates about Liverpool, and Chelsea man Matic gave him the most advice.

“When I first heard Liverpool wanted me, I called Lazar Markovic, Nemanja Matic and Aleksandar Kolarov and they all told me ‘you need to sign for them',” he told Goal.

‘He [Matic] said it’s faster and stronger football, that I need to adapt and I need to wait some months before I get my chance. He said it’s a big, big club, one of the biggest in England.”

Liverpool's Marko Grujic scores their first goal against HuddersfieldLiverpool's Marko Grujic scores their first goal against Huddersfield

It now remains to be seen whether Grujic can be a first team star for Liverpool next season.

He certainly faces a fight to get into their midfield, with that area of the team packed with talent at this moment in time.

Klopp has shown he has no issues giving youngsters their chance though, and should he continue to impress in pre-season, there is every chance the Serbian could be starring in the first team next season.

Liverpool's Marko Grujic celebrates after he scores their first goal against HuddersfieldLiverpool's Marko Grujic celebrates after he scores their first goal against Huddersfield

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