Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has been on loan so often since signing in January 2016, that it’s easy to forget that he’s still, technically, on the books. First he was loaned back to his previous club, Red Star Belgrade. Then, in the spring of 2018, he was shipped out to Cardiff City, before ending up on a two-year loan spell at Hertha Berlin.
For what it’s worth, Hertha were enthusiastic about bringing Grujic back to the Bundesliga last summer, and they’ve put him to work. The Serbian has 22 starts for the club, chipping in 3 goals and an assist from the middle of the park.
Now, according to various German sources, Eintracht Frankfurt are interested in signing the midfielder if and when the transfer window opens, so that they can have him in their squad, if and when football resumes.
It seems unlikely Grujic will be brought back into the fold at Liverpool, but stranger things have happened. See: Divock Origi after a less-than-stellar loan spell at Wolfsburg. Grujic, on the other hand, seems to be impressing around Germany.
At the very least, Liverpool should be able to get good value out of the Serbian midfielder. And it’s hardly a slight on the player to say that, at the moment, he might not be able to get into one of the best sides in the world. The club has come a long way since 2016, to say the least.