Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is ready to hand Marko Grujic an Anfield lifeline by bringing him into his first-team plans.
That’s according to the midfielder’s agent, who has revealed his client will stay with the Reds until January “at the earliest”.
Grujic is one of several fringe players within Klopp’s squad to be linked with a summer exit, with Liverpool keen to bring in funds for tehir own transfer plans.
Reports had suggested that the Serbian was surplus to requirements and would be available for around £20million.
Hertha Berlin – where he played the last two seasons on loan – and Premier League rivals Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have all been touted as potential destinations for the 24-year-old.
But Grujic’s agent Fali Ramadani has confirmed that the champions have had a change of his heart on his immediate future.
“Liverpool want to keep him. That could change in January at the earliest,” he told German news outlet Kicker.
Klopp brought Grjuic to Liverpool back in 2016, his first signing for the club and was told back in June he will get a much better player back, than the one he sent on loan back in 2018.
Hertha director Michael Preets said: "It has been agreed by both clubs that he will return to Liverpool.
"Liverpool will get back a player who is definitely more experienced than he has been before, because he earned very important game practice.
"And we also had profit out of this past two years with Marko. Marko is a player who is present in both penalty boxes.
"Just in his first year he played extraordinary. Now after the restart he is getting back into his good shape.
"He is just a very good player. So for me this loan agreement definitely made sense."
Liverpool got off to a winning start in their quest to retain the Premier League title, but have had a quiet transfer window thus far, with Kostas Tsimikas the only first-team arrival.
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