New Liverpool signing Marco Grujic can’t wait to join up with his new Liverpool team mates. The Serbian U21 international was bought by the Reds in January for £5.1million but was loaned back to his current club Red Star Belgrade until the end of the season. In an interview with Politika he said he is excited about the possibility of playing alongside “many great players”:
“I am proud. I am a Liverpool player, although I will continue to support Red Star [Belgrade]… I hope that the team reaches the final of the Europa League and that next season the club will participate in the Champions League. That would be a great opportunity. I expect to find many great players in the dressing room. I’m going to enjoy it, but I will need to get used to it quickly because I have to play alongside them.”
Grujic has already spoken to Reds manager Jurgen Klopp, and although he expects changes in the playing staff next season, he is hopeful of getting some first team opportunities to impress at his new club:
“The new coach Jurgen Klopp and the rest of the coaching staff have great plans for me. I hope I can show my qualities and persuade the manager [that I deserve to play]. We need to see which players are coming to the club. But there will undoubtedly be changes made ??to the squad. I have to show what I can do and get the best possible preparation. I do not expect to get into the team straight away but I’m not scared, otherwise I would not have signed such a long contract with this great club.”
Grujic signed a 5 year deal for the Reds and at 19 years of age, he will certainly have time to mature and impress a manager who is known for developing young talent. The Serbian was asked about his own relationship with Klopp:
“People appreciate him because of his charisma. He has a good relationship with everyone and he was very kind to me. He told me what his plans are for me and how I should develop myself. I have to show what I can do. ”
Grujic will surely be watching the Reds as they face Klopp’s former team Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the Europa League quarter final on Thursday night.