A number of Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to discuss Marko Grujic following his performance in the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.
It has not been an easy season for the 24-year-old. He seemed to be on the very periphery of Jurgen Klopp’s plans before joining Porto on loan near the start of the campaign.
Unfortunately, he has not tended to be a regular starter in Portugal. In fact, he is yet to play 90 minutes in the top flight this term. And he has not featured for more than 45 minutes since late January.
So his inclusion in the starting lineup for Wednesday’s clash with Chelsea presented a huge opportunity to the Serbia international.
And while the result was not ideal, it did appear that Grujic impressed plenty of Liverpool fans with his performance.
As shown by Whoscored, no player completed more dribbles than the midfielder. Meanwhile, he also won five aerial duels and three tackles.
It was not necessarily a show-stealing display from Grujic. However, it did prompt several Reds supporters to suggest that he should have a role to play at Anfield upon his return.
Some certainly believe that he is more than good enough to be a squad player, providing cover for the likes of Fabinho.
After the torrid season Liverpool have had injury-wise, it would be no surprise if Klopp was not ready to shut the door on any player on the club’s books ahead of the summer.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Liverpool fans were saying about Grujic following his Champions League display…
He’s a good backup imo just needs improvement on his technical ability
— Jambo Juice (@Astro_World_) April 7, 2021
Squad player maybe
— Uncle G (@GideonShoo) April 7, 2021
Not Liverpool quality compared to Fabinho perhaps but a far better option than most on our bench…would be a v useful squad addition and a threat at set pieces
— theflaskofzorro (@theflaskofzorro) April 7, 2021
Yeah if you’re going to be as offensive as Porto were (and credit to them) you have to take your chances.
I’ve always liked Grujic, he just hasn’t show me consistently that he can play at the level required but he shows me every game something that I like.
— I am a donut (@ScouseBuckeye) April 7, 2021
Him and Grujic should be given a decent chance. I watched Grujic yesterday he is decent
— ManeSalahFirmino (@ManeNtali) April 8, 2021
There are worse quality players starting for Liverpool https://t.co/998TXX58gK
— EA (@LordEva_) April 7, 2021
Why doesn’t Klopp rate Grujic? I’ve never seen him have a stinker he would be a perfect backup to Fabinho
— S (@9squeeze) April 7, 2021
Said this for so long! He’s the perfect squad player!
— Robson. (@ROBSON_THE_RED) April 7, 2021
Actually a baller tbf
— LFCAP🏴 (@_LFCAP_) April 7, 2021
— ovo (@22nd_oclock) April 7, 2021
Can we finally have Grujic back next season please
— Hamez (@elpascadore) April 7, 2021
He deserves a real chance next season.
— M (@MariusOlaussen) April 7, 2021