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Michael Edwards facing familiar transfer task as Liverpool star set for Anfield return

Liverpool’s transfer chief Michael Edwards will again be tasked with finding a club for Marko Grujic.

The Serbian was Jurgen Klopp’s first signing back in 2016 but he has rarely featured and is now surplus to requiremenets.

Grujic has spent the season as Portuguese side Porto, his fourth loan spell away from Anfield.

The midfielder has previously spent time at Cardiff and successive seasons in Germany with Hertha Berlin.

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Grujic is now poised to return to Liverpool in the summer having been unable to establish himself in Portugal.

He has played just over 300 minutes and Porto are not interested in making the deal permanent, reports Record.

Marko Grujic is set to return from his Porto loan spell
Marko Grujic is set to return from his Porto loan spell

It is understood that a midfielder is ‘one of the priorities’ for Porto and they’ve ‘already secured’ Stephen Eustáquio from Pacos Ferreira.

Liverpool currently have over 10 players out on loan, but with Grjuic there appears no end goal.

His career at Anfield looks to be a non-starter, but he has two years remaining on his deal.

Edwards has navigated the transfer market impressively and will be reluctant to let Grujic leave for nothing.

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The Serbian was Jurgen Klopp's first signing
The Serbian was Jurgen Klopp’s first signing

The 24-year-old has previously said that the Reds can be “unrealistic” when it comes to their demands.

“They certainly want to make money on me,” he claimed in January.

“The English are quite demanding during the negotiations. They do not lack money and can close the amount they want. So it is with me.

“It was unrealistic that they asked for €20m for me, so the loan was the most realistic.”

Grujic has previously questioned the messages from Klopp with opportunities remaining few and far between.

He said: “Of course. I believe that they believe in me. In every conversation, whether it’s Klopp or one of the directors, they always remind me that I am a player of great potential.

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“But when I get into the system I don’t get a chance. It confuses me a little.”

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