Liverpool Transfers: 5 players who could be sold this summer

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Liverpool, Marko Grujic
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DM Marko Grujic

Defensive midfielder Marko Grujic isn’t a bad player, but he’s clearly not somebody in Liverpool’s long-term plans. They have significantly better midfielders, and Grujic is not going to break into this team as a starter in the future. Fabinho has the defensive midfield spot locked up, and he’s a more intelligent defender and disciplined player than Grujic.

The problem with Grujic is that he’s too inconsistent and commits too many unnecessary fouls. He had a good 2018-2019 season at Hertha Berlin but has been poor since then. FC Porto could keep him on loan, but Liverpool would ideally like to sell him somewhere so that they don’t have to keep him on the books as a loanee. It’s time to move on.

At 25 years old, the Serbian international still has potential and could become a quality starter for a mid-level side. But he hasn’t shown nearly enough in his last few years on loan to make Liverpool think that he is worth developing as a future starter for them.

Grujic should have plenty of interest. He is a physically strong player and a decent ball-winner who showed in the Bundesliga that he is not completely out of his depth with the ball at his feet.