Liverpool confirm Grujic deal

Liverpool have announced the signing of midfielder Marko Grujic from Red Star Belgrade, where he will return on loan for the remainder of the season.

The Serbia U21 international had been linked with a host of Europe's biggest clubs, including Internazionale, Zenit St Petersburg and Manchester United.

However, Liverpool agreed a £5,1 million fee with Red Star to complete the deal and Grujic has now penned a long-term contract at Anfield.

Upon completing the deal, the 19-year-old told the club's official website: "I'm very excited and so proud to be here and a member of Liverpool Football Club. I can't wait to get started, play at Anfield and train at Melwood.

"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."

Grujic becomes Reds manager Jurgen Klopp's first signing since taking over at the club in October last year.

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