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Liverpool didn’t make many signings this summer, but they did sell a number of players.

Harry Wilson is shining at Fulham, Taiwo Awoniyi is having the time of his life in the Bundesliga, but one ex-Red who is struggling at his new club is Marko Grujic.

The Serbian finally left Anfield on a permanent basis this summer, joining Porto for £10.5m, but despite having a successful loan spell with the Portuguese giants last season, he’s struggling at the moment.

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Indeed, despite the fact we’re over two months into the new season, Grujic has played just 10 league minutes for Porto, appearing off the bench for late cameos on two occasions.

Grujic has played a further 135 minutes in the Champions League, but for one reason or another, he hasn’t been trusted to play much league football so far this season.

Yes, an injury did keep him out of a few games at the beginning of the season, but he’s been fit since September, but seemingly unfancied.

It’s a strange one for sure. Grujic wasn’t signed for a small fee at £10.5m, but as of yet, he’s struggled to work his way back into this Porto side despite being something of a regular in the team last season, appearing 36 times across all competitions.

10 minutes played at a fee of £10.5m works out at £1.05m per minute played for Porto, and while that number will of course begin to look a lot better as the weeks and months pass, at the moment, the Serbian doesn’t seem to represent value for money for Sergio Conceicao’s side.

Fingers crossed Grujic can work his way back into the team on a more regular basis. After all, this is a player Jurgen Klopp once described as a ‘very skilled player’, so he should be able to play a key role for Porto.

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