Report: Liverpool to complete Marko Grujic signing after being granted work permit

Marko Grujic has reportedly been granted a work permit, allowing him to join Liverpool.

According to The Sun, Liverpool have been given permission to sign Serbian wonderkid Marko Grujic, after the midfielder was granted a work permit.

The Reds beat Sunderland 1-0 away from home on Wednesday evening, with Christian Benteke's goal claiming all three points at the Stadium of Light.

Manager Jurgen Klopp isn't expected to make wholesale changes in the January transfer window, but one deal is expected to go through.

Serbian outfit Red Star Belgrade confirmed on their official website earlier this month that they had accepted a bid from Liverpool for their midfield wonderkid Grujic, though he would be returning to Red Star on loan for the rest of the season.

The 6ft 3in midfielder, 19, is one of Serbia's most highly-rated prospects, and even helped his country win the Under-20 World Cup over the summer.

Now, the teenager compared to Nemanja Matic is closing in on a move to Anfield, with The Sun reporting that Grujic was today granted a work permit to play in English football, enabling him to complete his January deal with Liverpool.

Grujic won't be making an instant impact at Liverpool, but should give Klopp a valuable option in midfield next season and beyond, with big things expected of him over the coming years.

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