One of the youngsters in the Liverpool squad who is expected to make a big name for himself could have been playing somewhere else this season. Marko Grujic, who was the first player signed by Jurgen Klopp in January 2016, was expected to join Chelsea rather than Liverpool.
According to the Times journalist Tony Barret, the 20-year-old midfield would have been part of the Blues had it not been for the sacking of Jose Mourinho last season.
“Grujic was recommended to Chelsea by their scouting department last year only for the proposed deal to go awry as a result of Jose Mourinho’s dismissal. Liverpool were left in pole position to complete the signing”.
This certainly comes as surprising news to many since most believed that Liverpool had taken a march on their rivals to sign the dynamic midfielder. In fact, Klopp even called Grujic and convinced him to sign for the Reds. The Serbian even stated that he had chosen the Merseyside club over others such as Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Chelsea could very well have gotten their man as they were also one of the clubs linked with a move for the highly rated 20-year-old.
Grujic, who can play in a number of positions, did get a few games for the Reds this season and has looked comfortable.
Performances getting better with each game
The midfielder has taken part in four games this season but his best performances have come in the EFL Cup. The 20-year-old was decent in the match against Tottenham in the last round and will hope that he can make it into the first team of the Liverpool side soon.
The Serbian is just one of a number of talented youngsters that are coming through the ranks at Anfield and it would not be a surprise to see him in the starting XI for most of the EFL and FA Cup games this season.
Grujic can play as a defensive midfielder or a box-to-box one as well. In Jurgen Klopp’s midfield setting, however, each player in the centre of the park has to move about and do a lot of passing and tackling. Grujic is known for his tough tackling and his composure with the ball at his feet.
The former Red Star Belgrade player might not be the complete package yet but he is in great hands under Klopp and should only get better with time. In all possibility, his move to Liverpool was actually good for him as playing for the Blues, he probably would not have gotten these many chances to impress in the starting XI.
Grujic has started off well and he needs to keep working hard if he is to catch the eye of Klopp for a role in the Premier League as well.
“Deserved”, “All the best for the future” – Some Liverpool fans pleased with choice for September’s Player of the Month
Daniel Sturridge had a great September for Liverpool. Even though the Reds were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Chelsea and lost to Napoli in the Champions League, Sturridge scored a couple of fantastic goals against his former employers.
His strike against the Blues at Stamford Bridge will be remembered for long. Liverpool looked to be out of the game but the Englishman came up with a majestic hit from outside the box in the final moments of the game.
The 29-year-old hasn’t started many games but is doing a great job off the bench. Sturridge was named as Liverpool’s player of the month for his performances in September.
The Englishman will have a huge role to play for us as the season progresses and several fans were pleased that the striker got his reward for some excellent games.
YESSS STUDGE ❤🔴 pic.twitter.com/DW1Wo2sFNN
— Marineee (@lfc_marine) October 17, 2018
— Average Striker (@AverageStriker) October 17, 2018
No thank you Danny Boy…😘 pic.twitter.com/NyxexKNfUW
— Bal Mann (@BalMann15) October 17, 2018
Never doubted you.
You just need to stay healthy 👊
— CF (@PoacherFirmino) October 17, 2018
Well deserved keep fit and healthy massive to have player of your calibre part of our squad
— Catherine Corcoran (@CatherineCorcor) October 17, 2018
You deserve it, it’s the result of your persistence and faith. Hugs from Brazil!💐
— TinaAbbazzio (@AbbazzioTina) October 17, 2018
Having you back and fit is just like a new signing. Glad you’ve been recognised for your contribution so far this season. A fully fit and on form Daniel Sturridge will certainly give Klopp a selection headache. #YNWA
— Rob Gormley (Rob G) (@radiorobg) October 17, 2018
— R8 (@Nabyllionaire) October 17, 2018
Good to see you back King Studge 😋
— Ashlee Chimboza (@AshleeChimboza) October 17, 2018
You deserved it big time!! We need you the most !
— Ishaan- Red for life (@foodblasster) October 17, 2018
Deserved, all the best for the future 👍 #LFC
— Nasra Ali (@afrika5uk) October 17, 2018
Well Deserved! pic.twitter.com/kdzcEBHUwH
— HatintheRing1917 (@HatintheRing17) October 17, 2018
“Special type of player” – Some Liverpool fans believe on-loan youngster is a future star after a fantastic free-kick
Wales defeated the Republic of Ireland in a UEFA Nations League game and they have Harry Wilson to thank.
The Liverpool youngster stepped up to score a brilliant free-kick for the away side in the 58th minute.
Harry Wilson set-piece…..You know the rest. 🚀🚀🚀
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) October 16, 2018
The 21-year-old was in the news earlier in the season when he smashed in a free-kick at Old Trafford. Manchester United were the opposition for Derby County on that evening and the Welshman’s goal helped the Championship side knock the Red Devils out of the Carabao Cup.
The 21-year-old is on loan at Derby and is one of the brightest youngsters at Anfield. The Welshman certainly got a lot of people talking with his effort against the Republic of Ireland and some fans believed the attacking midfielder has a great future ahead of him.
@LFC Whatever you do, NEVER EVER let Harry Wilson go. Special type of person, special type of player. They simply don’t make ’em like that anymore.
Also: Brew,Curtis,Camacho,Woodburn,Kent,Lloyd,Ojo,Ejaria,Grujic… etc.etc.
Give them a chance to make it big with us
— Salahmander [followback limited by 🐤 bastards] (@nova_stine) October 17, 2018
Would love to see him do that in a Liverpool shirt 👍👍👍
— Derek (@moonburger76) October 16, 2018
— Matt Thielen (@MelwoodDaily) October 16, 2018
Harry Wilson needs to come back next window. Would you rather have Lallana who never plays or this young talent! #LFC
— The Great Wall Of Alisson (@Alissontastic) October 16, 2018
It will be an absolute crime if Harry Wilson doesn’t go on to make it big at Liverpool. He is reaching another level this season after years of screaming out for a chance. #LFC
— Liam Bekker (@LiamBekker) October 16, 2018
Recall Wilson please @LFC
— Nick🔴 (@NabyRole) October 16, 2018
If Wilson played LW he’d be in our first 18. Our options for that position is weak..
— 🇳🇱 (@LFCMerchant) October 16, 2018
Harry Wilson must be first squad next season Liverpool @LFC stop this loan bullshit
— ZAGA (@zagasabri) October 16, 2018
This Harry Wilson looks a decent prospect. Definitely a player #LFC should be interested in.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) October 16, 2018
“Flick him to barca” – Some Liverpool fans believe new video will help the Reds offload flop star for better price
The game will be remembered for an Eden Hazard wonder goal, where the Spaniard was taken to the cleaners by the Belgian.
Moreno has found it tough to reclaim his starting spot in the Liverpool team, with Andy Robertson putting in a number of great performances. The newly appointed Scottish captain is possibly the best left-back in the league and was with the national side during the international break.
The Spaniard was training with the other members of the squad at Melwood and a brilliant video of his was shared. Moreno can be seen doing a couple of quality flicks during training and that got a number of fans interested.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 16, 2018
The left-back has been linked (h/t Mirror) with a move to Barcelona in the winter window, and some fans believed this video was a ploy to increase his value ahead of a possible sale.
Moreno propaganda so we can get £20 mill for him in january ahhh💉💉💉
— Erik🎃🦇🕸 (@EriikLFC) October 16, 2018
Flick him to barca
— SeanT (@SeanT321) October 16, 2018
Great advertising by LFC…. Hope his value goes https://t.co/xJabCE4A97 another 5 million 🙂
— Nikhil Ajarekar (@nik_blgmIND) October 16, 2018
Flicked out of the club soon
— Karun (@karun_b11) October 16, 2018
The only skill he got in 4 years
— zagadat (@bari_bor21) October 16, 2018
@FCBarcelona could be getting that coming January😉
— Nishchal Bajracharya (@NischaLEO10_LFC) October 16, 2018
The highlight of his Liverpool career 👏
— Daragh Conroy (@ConroyDaragh) October 16, 2018
— 이동희 (@Donghheee08) October 16, 2018
He only performs in training
— AKINTAYO (@murphydahnear) October 16, 2018
At least he learnt something from hazard 😂
— Zone8Makh (@MakhZone8) October 16, 2018
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