On Saturday, Liverpool posted an interview on their official Twitter page which detailed head coach Jurgen Klopp’s plans for 21-year-old midfielder Marko Grujic.
Grujic made eight first-team appearances for Liverpool during the 2016-17 season, and was also heavily involved in the club’s preparations for the new campaign.
The Serbian has only made one brief substitute appearance in the Premier League thus far this season, however, playing six minutes against Arsenal at the end of August.
Klopp revealed that the plan was for Grujic, who is valued at £4.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, to continue playing for Liverpool’s Under-23 team while the midfielder developed as a footballer.
However, there are a number of Liverpool supporters who feel that the former Red Star Belgrade midfielder should already be a regular first-team player for the Reds.
Indeed, one fan even claimed that he would prefer to see Grujic’s name on the team sheet over club captain Jordan Henderson.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be found below:
Marko Grujic's path to the #LFC first team has been set out by Jürgen Klopp.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 7, 2017
Should be in the team imo. Whenever he's played he's always been one of the beat on the pitch
— Nathan Court (@nathan90court) October 7, 2017
he need more chance to prove himself in the first team, I think he can make it
— Abdhool Shuaibu (@abdhool_shuaibu) October 7, 2017
I prefer Grujic in Midfield than Henderson
— im thankful (@oluseun_) October 7, 2017
Rather see a bit of nastiness in him than the passengers who currently play CM tbh
— Shane Parrott (@ShaneParrott) October 7, 2017
He could be our Fellaini
— JESAL (@JesalTV) October 7, 2017
He also has a Steven Gerrard shot on him
— AJ Ghostar (@AJ_Ghostar) October 7, 2017
He'll be loaned out soon I think. Should be in the team though
— RashD (@not2badthx) October 7, 2017