As Liverpool confirm they have completed the signing of Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic, for a fee in the region of £5.1m, we take a look at who Jurgen Klopp has on his hands.

The 19-year-old will return to Belgrade on loan for the remainder of the current campaign - so Anfield regulars will have to wait to see their new man in action.

Grujic's began his life in football at the reputable Red Star academy, spending eight years on the periphery before making a first-team debut against Vojvodina at the tender age of 17 in May 2013.

Following a short loan spell with Serbian First League side FK Kolubara, the Serbian Under-20s star has since established himself and helped his club accrue a stunning 25-point cushion in the Superliga.

Grujic is the first signing to join at Anfield since Klopp joined the club.

Speaking to Liverpool’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."

Klopp added: "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."

 

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