Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has joined Porto on a everlasting deal.
Grujic spent the 2020/21 season on mortgage with the Portuguese facet, making 39 appearances and scoring two targets.
Of their assertion confirming the 25-year-old’s departure, Liverpool mentioned: “Everybody at Liverpool FC thanks Marko for his contributions to the membership and needs him the most effective in his future profession.”
Liverpool had been understood to worth Grujic – who was a part of their pre-season coaching camp in Austria – at round £13m.
Serie A facet Sassuolo had been additionally fascinated by Grujic, with midfielder Manuel Locatelli probably leaving the membership this summer time.
The Serbia worldwide was Jurgen Klopp’s first signing at Liverpool after changing Brendan Rodgers as supervisor.
He agreed a transfer to Anfield in January 2016 and arrived on the membership from Purple Star Belgrade later that 12 months.
Nonetheless, Grujic failed to ascertain himself in Klopp’s first group and made simply 16 appearances for Liverpool throughout his 5 years on the membership.
As a substitute, Grujic spent a lot of his time on mortgage, together with spells with Cardiff and Hertha Berlin, in addition to Porto.
Liverpool centre-backs Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez each “look actually good” as they construct in direction of comebacks from long-term accidents, Klopp has mentioned.
The duo are engaged on their health at Liverpool’s pre-season coaching camp in Austria.
Klopp instructed the membership’s web site: “Virg and Joe is not going to have double classes now for the primary few days with the group. They’ve a second session of the day but it surely’s with the rehab division, physiotherapy – these sorts of issues.
“That is for these two. [They] look actually good. I do not know precisely after we could make the subsequent steps however it’s going to occur within the subsequent 4 weeks. For certain, we’ll get a giant step ahead.”