Welcome to Anfield: Liverpool Confirms New Player Signed, Klopp Says: “”We’re Very Pleased to Sign Such a Big Talent“

Liverpool have officially confirmed the signing of Marko Grujic. Player has arrived in a deal for £5.1m and will return to Red Star Belgrade for the rest of the season. Marko Grujic becomes Jurgen Klopp’s first signing since taking over at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp said: “We’re very pleased because Marko is a big talent and we’ve seen him a lot of times. When I came here, our scouts showed me some footage of a very skilled player from Red Star Belgrade.

“We watched it, we spoke to him, we met each other – he’s a good boy, a young boy but plays an important role at the moment at Red Star, who are the best team in Serbia. To describe him, I would say he’s a tall boy, but quick and good at technical things. He can play passes and can dribble. But he is young, so he has to develop. He will do this, so everything is okay.”

Grujic has scored five times in this season and made his debut for Red Star at the age of 17.

He told Liverpool’s official website: “I was thinking about my progress in my next period and decided it was good for me to come here and try to be the best I can. I want to play in front of one of the loudest set of fans in Europe at Anfield.”

“I also like the atmospheres at other stadiums, the crowds are very good. I like to play under pressure and that’s why I’ve come here – because it brings out the best in me.”