Grujic holding Reds hope

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Marko Grujic says he sees his long-term future at Liverpool as he prepares for a second loan spell with Hertha Berlin.

Marko Grujic says he sees his long-term future at Liverpool as he prepares for a second loan spell with Hertha Berlin.

The 23-year-old midfielder went out on loan to the Bundesliga outfit last season but injury hindered his efforts in the German top flight.

With Grujic returning to Hertha for the new campaign, the midfielder still feels he is capable of working his way into manager Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans in the future.

‘My contract at Liverpool runs until 2023.

We [he and Klopp] both saw it in a similar way: I only managed to make the most of 50 per cent of my opportunities in Berlin.

Minor injuries knocked me back,’ he said.

‘It’s another reason why I didn’t want to leave.

I have unfinished business at Hertha.

He also found that it is better for my development to stay in the Bundesliga for another year.

‘ Grujic added: ‘I always realise that I belong to such a big club and it’s where I want to be.

If I play 34 very good games for Hertha, the chance to be a true Liverpool player next year is great.’

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