Liverpool have announced that Marko Grujic is set to return to Hertha Berlin for another loan spell, following a successful season with the Bundesliga outfit in 2018/19.
Grujic, who joined the Reds for £5.1m from Red Star Belgrade in 2016, has made just 14 appearances for the first team since then, with loans to Red Star and Cardiff City as well as Berlin.
And, despite considerable interest from Eintracht Frankfurt, Werder Bremen, Brighton and Atalanta, the player has now decided to return to Hertha for another loan spell, after the Reds deemed another year away was the best course for his career.
Confirming the move, the Premier League side wrote in an official statement: "Marko Grujic will remain with Hertha BSC on loan for the 2019-20 season, Liverpool can confirm.
"The 23-year-old midfielder has extended his temporary spell with the Bundesliga club for a second campaign following an excellent maiden term in Germany.
"Grujic made 23 appearances for Hertha last season, scoring five goals, and was described as ‘by far the best midfielder I’ve seen in my time [22 years] at the club’ by the team’s coach at the time.
"The Serbia international originally joined Liverpool from Red Star Belgrade in January 2016, returning back to them immediately on loan, and has played 14 games for the Reds to date.
Grujic also had a successful stint at Cardiff City in 2018."
As per a report from the Guardian, it is understood that, despite these recurring loans, Grujic does have a future at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp of the belief that the midfielder can become a first-team player in the 2020/21 campaign.