One to watch out for
Tricks, flicks, back-heels, huge presence, long-range passes, no look passes – all this at the tender age of 20. Heady praise indeed, but Liverpool may have found their next Steven Gerrard.
Marko Grujic had been scouted by Europe’s top teams and ear-marked as a world-class talent in the making. Turning down continental heavyweights like Real Madrid and Juventus, a personal call from manager Jurgen Klopp made up the young Serbian’s mind to move to Liverpool. Injury has greatly curtailed his first-team involvement this season, but Grujic impressed and then some in the Under-23s clash with Chelsea last night.
Liverpool emerged comfortable winners with a 2-0 margin. While Trent Alexander-Arnold had a man of the match display capped off with an exquisite free kick, Grujic was central to the Reds’ attacking threat. It was his sweeping pass that led to a penalty, which Harry Wilson converted to net his 25th goal of the season.
At 6’3’’, the former Red Star Belgrade player moves with scarcely believable grace and agility. Grujic has been compared for his abilities and stature to Yaya Toure and Patrick Vieira – definitely good company to keep.
Check out the reaction after his performance below!
Grujic's vision a class apart in this match. Gomez looking strong and quick. Brewster lightning. Ojo & Wilson great delivery. But TAA MOTM.
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) March 13, 2017
TAA getting some praise here but Grujic making the game look so easy, clearly above this level, needs 1st team games imo #lfc
— Chris Burn (@redbhoyburn) March 13, 2017
Grujic looks like a player we all hoped for when we bought him, he looks very mobile and much much fitter with some sublime passing. #LFC
— iSay (@iSay_LFC) March 13, 2017
Grujic is good enough for the first team now. Forgotten man will make an impact next year.
— James Thrillner (@MichiganLfc) March 13, 2017
TAA will rightly get the MOTM, but Grujic has had a very good game, intelligent play and vision
— Anthony (@AS__1976) March 13, 2017