Marko Grujic is highly likely to spend another season out on loan.

The Liverpool midfielder has spent the last 18 months on temporary spells with Cardiff and Hertha Berlin.

The Reds were impressed with the Serbian's development on his most recent campaign in the Bundesliga and are hoping he continues to make progress in another term away from Anfield with a strong European club the preferred option.

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic in action for Hertha Berlin on loan against Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski
Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic in action for Hertha Berlin on loan against Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski

Another loan deal for the 23-year-old makes sense with a number of top-quality midfield players already at Jurgen Klopp's disposal.

The likes of Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson and James Milner - to name just four - are already playing in Grujic's position.

 

Grujic moved to Merseyside for £5.1million in January 2016 as Klopp's first signing and he has managed 14 appearances, with three of those starts and all coming in the League Cup, since then.

The ECHO understands there is a belief from the German manager that Grujic still has the potential to be a regular at Anfield , so selling him at this stage has not come into question.

Marko Grujic with Jurgen Klopp

It is also not an impossibility to think Liverpool could be in the market for another midfielder in the next couple of years so the Reds will keep hold of Grujic with a belief he is more valuable to the club than any transfer fee they would achieve.

Although the midfielder is facing another loan move there are no deals imminently in place that will see Grujic depart before the players begin to report back to Melwood for pre-season on July 6.

Though, of course, his immediate future may be sorted out before such time.

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