Liverpool made their first signing of the summer last week as they swooped for Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg, and fans are hoping for more arrivals soon.
However, the Reds are moving more players out of the club, and just one day after the contracts of Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge expired, another player won't be at Anfield next season.
Liverpool today announced that Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic will once again head on loan to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin, spending a second season in the German capital.
Grujic, 23, hit five goals and one assist on loan at Hertha last season, and will hope to continue his development at the Olympiastadion next term.
Despite joining from Red Star Belgrade in 2016, Grujic has only ever made 14 appearance for the Liverpool first team, spending time back at Red Star before heading on loan to Cardiff and Hertha.
The Serbian still has major potential, especially as a box-to-box or goalscoring midfielder given his huge frame, and Liverpool fans have been taking to Twitter to discuss his latest Anfield exit.
Some are frustrated that Grujic is heading out again, as they feel that he can actually make a first-team impact next season, at least more than fellow midfielder Adam Lallana.
However, others think that they've figured out Jurgen Klopp's plan; to send Grujic out for one more year, develop his game as a box-to-box midfielder, and then use him to take over from James Milner when his Liverpool deal expires next summer, rather than using this loan to put his young midfielder in the shop window.
Was hoping he'd stay to be backup for Fabinho https://t.co/j168QRLfMM— Connor Niblett (@ConnornibLFC) July 1, 2019
Man, we ain't concerned about depth ffs https://t.co/61H2xCZxFt— Sexta Champions (@Portatori_Acqua) July 1, 2019
He'll be Milner's replacement next season. https://t.co/Qxh8T5ZFAq— ٠•●G●•٠ (@Proud__Scouser) July 1, 2019
Rather have him than Lallana tbh https://t.co/3uYu62oe8E— RestIessRobbo(@KieranMcGreevy2) July 1, 2019
I’d actually be quite excited to see him given an opportunity with our first team.— mitch hutchins (@HutchinsMitch) July 1, 2019
Will have to be next year now but please don’t sell him. Reeks of Suso, Luis Alberto and others we let go to early
I suppose so but we’re keeping players like Lallana when Marko is miles better, it’s frustrating— RF9 (@BrazilianBobbyx) July 1, 2019
Another depature without any replacement? pic.twitter.com/aW5Pxk73DW— Irvin_ (@LfcOkx) July 1, 2019
But Lallana gets to stay...— Josh (@Josh_LFC4life) July 1, 2019
With Klopp continuously loaning out Grujic only means that he’ll replace Milner when he leaves. At least he’s constantly getting first team football in the Bundesliga week in week out. Not a bad decision.— Samuel (@SamueILFC) July 1, 2019
I would’ve preferred it if Grujic had gone on loan to another PL club. Anyway, one more year at Hertha and then replace Milner.— PP (@LFC_Pranav) July 1, 2019
Grujic replaces Milner next year by the sounds of it— Michael (@MichaelLFC2808) July 1, 2019
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