Liverpool rocked as midfielder transfer could break down despite confirmation

Liverpool have been alerted by speculation that their £5.1million move for Red Star Belgrade ace Marko Grujic could break down, Express reports.

The Serbian outfits publically announced that they accepted an offer from the Premier League giants, with the 19-year-old set to complete his transfer in the summer.

However, his father Goran Grujic has now claimed that his son is being forced out of the club due to financial issues and is not keen to see him leave at the moment.

“I won’t allow them to destroy my boy!” he said.

“I’m speaking about people who are in charge of the club [Red Star Belgrade]. Everyone turned their back on them, as they’ve spent all the money the club has had, and they see a solution in Marko’s transfer.

“Then, suddenly came that story about Liverpool… All I can say is that the passports are with me, and I can guarantee that Marko is not leaving, he’s not going anywhere.”

Apart from the Reds, Serie A outfits Udinese and Belgian side Anderlecht have also entered talks over a potential move for the midfielder, but looks to have missed out on his services.

Grujic has already featured for his club 22 times this season, scoring a total of five goals while providing another seven assists so far.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will be looking to reinforce his squad in the next few transfer windows as he aims to bring the club back into the top four.