Grujic targets firstteam spot

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Marko Grujic hopes to stake a claim for a first-team spot when his club faces Manchester United at the International Champions Cup on Sunday.The young midfielder has only made a handful of first team appearances for the Merseyside outfit since signing for them in the summer of 2016.Grujic is keen to show manager Jurgen Klopp he’s ready for a first-team spot starting with the game against United on Sunday.The 22-year-old joined Liverpool from Red Star Belgrade in 2016 but has only appeared 14 times for the club since then.Grujic spent the second half of last season on loan at newly promoted side Cardiff City scoring once in 13 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship.Now back training at Liverpool, Grujic is keen to stay and impress at the club.When asked if he would return to join Cardiff who now play in the Premier League, Grujic said as quoted in Goal:Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I’ll speak to the manager and Michael Edwards about my situation over the next few weeks.”“I’m a Liverpool player at the time being and I’m keen to show my best to the manager.”Liverpool have already bolstered their midfield with the additions of Naby Keita and Fabinho from RB Leipzig and Monaco respectively.But Grujic isn’t scared in any way by the daunting task at hand.“Everyone knows we’ve added some great players to the midfield position but we’ll see what happens.”“Of cos, I would rather go out on loan than seat on the bench or play with the U-23’s but the final decision rest with the club and the manager.”The Serbian midfielder is hoping to get a chance against Manchester United so as to prove himself.last_img

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