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Klopp: Grujić Under Consideration

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Klopp said that the young midfielder is an option for the trip to Stoke City.

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Although he's been on the bench for the last two league games, Marko Grujić hasn't seen a minute of senior action since returning from injury. The 20-year-old has made two substitute appearances against Burnley and Hull City early in the season before a number of injuries have interrupted his debut season at the club.

Grujić was the first player Klopp signed and made a big impression during pre-season. With injuries limiting Liverpool's options, could young Serbian international feature in the remaining seven league games of the season?

“He played in the under-23s then he was injured,” Klopp said. “I watched the game against Chelsea (on March 13) and it was a really good game. After 60 minutes he was getting tired then we couldn’t involve him in our training regularly.

“It’s not too cool. We have to think about it. Maybe when I know the system we exactly want to play in (against Stoke), that depends too on what the doc tells me.

“We have to see what players can best play in each position. He’s an option for one of these positions depending on what system we play.”

There have been two promising starts in the EFL Cup against Derby County and Tottenham Hotspur, but with injuries piling up, Klopp's first signing at the club may finally get a first league start to show what he can do.