Liverpool are reportedly open to keeping Serbian midfield star Marko Grujic on the books for the 2021-22 season.
The 25-year-old playmaker made the switch to Jurgen Klopp’s side from Red Star Belgrade back in 2016, however, in that time he has been shipped out on loan to Cardiff City, Hertha Berlin and now has been playing for Portuguese giants Porto, where he is currently plying his trade.
Grujic has only ever made 16 games for Jurgen Klopp’s side in the five years that he has been contracted to the team, however, according to the Liverpool Echo, Anfield chiefs have not ruled out the possibility of the talented midfielder staying for next season.
Georginio Wijnaldum looks set to depart from the club when his contract runs out at the end of the current season, and James Milner will be 36 in 2022, so the report adds that Jurgen Klopp’s side will hold discussions with Grujic and Porto over his future this summer.
However, if the £20m-rated Serbia international does leave, several teams in Europe – particularly in the German top-tier and Serie A – are supposedly willing to battle it out for his signature.
Grujic has played 29 appearances in all competitions for Sergio Conceicao’s side this season, although he has started just four games in the Portuguese top-tier.