Liverpool are closing in on sealing a move for Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic.
Jürgen Klopp looks to have beaten off competition from Inter Milan to bring the nineteen year old to Anfield.
Klopp’s assistant, and Grujic’s compatriot Zeljko Buvac, has been closely monitoring the teenager – but the Reds boss has now become involved and that looks to have helped put Liverpool in pole position to complete a move.
Grujic would join the club in January, but be loaned straight back to his Red Star until the end of the season.
The midfielder has said that he wants to stay where he is until the end of the season in order to help them secure the league title.
“I’ll try to respect the club, the fans and the general public, but again I think that for myself I have to choose the best environment where I get the chance to play and where I work with good coaches in good conditions.” Grujic said when asked about his position.
“It is certain that I remain here until the end of qualifying for the Champions League. I had a talk with Liverpool but I did not receive yet any agreement. I’m still a Red Star player.” he added.
The youngster made his debut for Red Star aged just seventeen after graduating from their youth team in 2013.