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Jurgen Klopp wanted Marko Grujic at Liverpool in January to bolster squad

Jurgen Klopp has made his first signing as Liverpool manager after concluding a deal for Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic.
The ESPN FC crew debate whether or not Jurgen Klopp's 'intense style' is the root cause of Liverpool's extensive injury list.

Marko Grujic has revealed that he needed to convince Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to approve his loan back to Red Star Belgrade after signing for the Anfield club in order to realise a childhood dream of winning a league title with his boyhood club.

Liverpool are currently struggling with an injury crisis and the Serbia under-21 international, who joined the club week, would have provided Klopp vital cover in midfield. However, the 19-year-old will spend another six months on loan back in Serbia.


Marko Grujic confirmed as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's first signing

Marko Grujic has been officially unveiled as a Liverpool player, becoming manager Jurgen Klopp's first signing for the club.

Serbia under-21 international Grujic, 19 chose Anfield after a personal intervention from Klopp, who was advised about the player by his Serbian assistant Zeljko Buvac.

Liverpool have paid Red Star Belgrade about...

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Marko Grujic set for Liverpool medical after fee agreed with Red Star - report

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol laments Liverpool's inconsistency in both defence and attach against West Ham at Upton Park.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is closing in on his first signing after Serbian teenager Marko Grujic arrived on Merseyside for a medical, according to Press Association Sport.

Liverpool agreed a £5.1 million deal with Red Star Belgrade before Christmas and the 19-year-old midfielder travelled to England at the weekend to finalise the move.

He will undergo all his physical examinations on Monday but no confirmation is expected until Tuesday at the earliest, after which the youngster will rejoin...

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Liverpool bid for Marko Grujic accepted by Red Star Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade have confirmed they have accepted an offer from Liverpool for midfielder Marko Grujic.

Serbia under-21 midfielder Grujic announced earlier this month that he was in talks with Liverpool and Red Star's sporting director said this week that the 19-year-old was set to inherit Steven Gerrard's No. 8 shirt at Anfield

Red Star have now confirmed on their official website that they had rejected bids from Anderlecht and Stuttgart in recent days before deciding to accept...

Liverpool set to sign Marko Grujic, offer him No. 8 shirt - Red Star director

Marko Grujic is on the verge of becoming Jurgen Klopp's first signing at Liverpool and is to wear Steven Gerrard's old No. 8 shirt, according to Red Star's sporting director Zvezdan Terzic.

Grujic, 19, confirmed earlier this month that he had spoken to the Reds, and the Red Star Belgrade midfielder is now set to move to England at the end of the season for around £5 million.

Terzic told Serbian TV that Grujic will sign by Christmas, agreeing a five-year contract and a salary of €1.2...