Liverpool should put some faith in Grujic by keeping midfielder at Anfield

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp should keep hold of Marko Grujic this season following reports from Goal that the club recently rejected an offer from Torino.

What’s the word?

Liverpool are no longer permitted to bring in new players, but members of the first team can still be poached.

Grujic has been a fringe player ever since he moved to Anfield from Red Star Belgrade in 2016.

The 22-year-old spent half of last season on loan at Cardiff City, but at the moment, his future – for the 2018-19 campaign at least – is uncertain.

According to Goal, the Reds have turned down a loan bid from Serie A side Torino, who have proposed a permanent deal for next summer with a fee in the region of £9m.

The report claims that Grujic is a favourite of Klopp, who believes that the Serbian could be a star of the future, but all indications are that he will move on in some capacity before the end of August.

Why not keep him?

The Merseyside outfit have many midfield options following the acquisitions of Fabinho and Naby Keita in the summer.

Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana are all available to Klopp, which means that Grujic is low in the pecking order.

However, the midfielder has not had a genuine chance to prove his ability in a Liverpool shirt, so perhaps he could be used in this season’s cup runs.

If the former Red Star player, who has scored 10 professional goals in his career, has waned by Christmas, then the club should consider a short-term loan.