Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic has agreed to join Hertha Berlin on loan after signing a new contract with the club, it has been announced today. The Serbian international initially signed for Liverpool on a 4 year deal in January 2016, citing Jurgen Klopp as his reason for joining over the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona but immediately returned to Red Star Belgrade on loan.
In his 1st pre season for the club, he scored a goal at Wembley to complete a fantastic 4-0 win over Barcelona and in his 2 years at the club has made just 14 appearances, 3 of which were starts, all coming in the league cup against Derby, Tottenham and Leicester City. With the midfield options at Liverpool, it was expected that Cardiff City, for whom Grujic enjoyed a loan spell, scoring 1 time in 13 appearances in the latter half of the 2017-18 season as they won promotion to the Premier League, would take him back on loan although Neil Warnock admitted in early August it looked like Grujic would remain with Liverpool having failed to reach an agreement for a longer term loan.
Marko Grujic will hope to have a successful loan spell in the Bundesliga and stake his claim for a place in Klopp’s plans for 2019/2020 having seen team mate Divock Origi endure a miserable time during his loan spell at Wolfsburg last year despite a positive start and failed to kick on as Wolfsburg scraped a place in the top division for this campaign.