'I miss Liverpool': Marko Grujic opens up

Marko Grujic #16 of Liverpool fights for the ball with Tomiwa Dele-Bashiru #72 of Manchester City during their match at MetLife Stadium on July 25, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The Liverpool loanee is plotting a long-term future on Merseyside it seems.

Marko Grujic #16 of Liverpool fights for the ball with Tomiwa Dele-Bashiru #72 of Manchester City during their match at MetLife Stadium on July 25, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Marko Grujic has revealed to The Echo that he does definitely want a long-term future at Liverpool.

The Serbia international was Jurgen Klopp's first signing as Reds boss in January of 2016 but has found first-team chances hard to come by.

Grujic, who has managed eight Premier League appearances for Liverpool, re-signed for Hertha Berlin on a second successive loan this past summer.

The 23-year-old is steadily impressing in the Bundesliga and despite admitting that it's difficult to fight his way into Klopp's plans at Anfield, the former Red Star Belgrade gem concedes that he 'misses' his parent club and wants to get back eventually.

 

He told The Echo: "It’s not easy to become a part of the Liverpool squad, I can see myself in the red shirt but I have to become more experienced before I can wear it again. I want to improve my physical performance and take my concentration to another level. I want to be ready for Liverpool so I will have a chance to get into the team.

"Sometimes I miss Liverpool, of course, it’s one of the greatest teams in the world, but for my development it’s more important to play regularly right now."

Grujic can play in a number of midfield positions, but the Liverpool boss is fully stocked centrally.

As of now, Klopp has Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum. Miler turns 34 in January and won't be around forever, but those other four aren't going anywhere and if Grujic is serious about salvaging his Reds career, they're the players he'll have to compete with.

Marko Grujic of Liverpool during a pre-season friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on July 12, 2017 in Birkenhead, England.

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