Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Marko Grujic's performance for Cardiff

Marko Grujic of Liverpool watches his header hit the back of the net for his team's fourth goal during the International Champions Cup match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Wembley...

Liverpool loanee Marko Grujic featured for Cardiff against Manchester City.

Cardiff City's Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic (L) vies with Manchester City's German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Cardiff City...

Liverpool loanee Marko Grujic was handed a start for loan side Cardiff City in the FA Cup against Manchester City.

Reds fans have waited a long time to get a look at the Serbian in a game like this, with manager Jurgen Klopp reluctant to play him despite strong performances for the under-23s.

His performance for Cardiff in their 2-0 defeat perhaps hinted why Klopp has been so cautious, with Grujic struggling to make an impact.

Cardiff City's Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic (R) vies with Manchester City's German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Cardiff City...

Against Manchester City, this was perhaps understandable, with Pep Guardiola's side in sensational form this season.

Grujic is still getting to know his Cardiff teammates with only one appearance so far previous, and this is his first regular spell of competitive club football since late 2015.

So while there were several mitigating reasons, Grujic will be disappointed he did not put on more of a show.

Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (L) vies with Cardiff City's Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic (R) during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Cardiff...

He played all 90 minutes but did not manage a shot at goal, or create any chances. Grujic's pass completion rate was a disappointing 62 per cent.  

Defensively he was more involved, making two tackles and two interceptions, and three clearances.

Grujic is on loan until the end of the season at Cardiff and his quality may only begin to show after a few weeks. Either way this experience against City will have done him good and showed the level he needs to aspire to.

Here is a look at how Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter to Grujic's display...

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