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Name Marko Grujic
Gender Male
Ethnic Serbian
Job Serbian Footballer
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Org Serbia U20 National Team
Club as Player Liverpool FC
  Hertha Berlin [Loan]
  Liverpool FC
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2016 10 08 Retrieve

[Serbia’s Marko Grujic looks back on their FIFA U-20 World Cup heroics at New Zealand 2015] The 30 days I had there were probably the best of my life. It was unbelievable. I’d dreamed that one day we could win a big tournament like that. But the whole thing, and beating Brazil in the final, was just fantastic. It’s a time in my life I know I’ll never forget

: 2019 07 01 Hertha Berlin have signed Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic on a season-long loan

2019 07 13 Retrieve

[Marko Grujic has set himself a target of playing 34 very good games while on loan at Hertha Berlin this season in order win a place in Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team] I was in Liverpool for a few days after last season, did some medical tests. We [Klopp and I] sat together and talked about my plans. My contract at Liverpool runs until 2023. We both saw it in a similar way: I only managed to make the most of 50 per cent of my opportunities in Berlin. Minor injuries knocked me back. He also found that it is better for my development to stay in the Bundesliga for another year.

[Grujic spoke of his mixed emotions when watching Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the Champions League final] When I see such games, I always realise that I belong to such a big club and it’s where I want to be. If I play 34 very good games for Hertha, the chance to be a true Liverpool player next year is great

2019 08 18 Retrieve

[in 2019, Serbia international Mark Grujic performed a rendition of the Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘siiiiii’ celebration after scoring a goal against Schalke while on loan at Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin] Pure emotion. I could not control it, it just happened like that. I look up to Ronaldo. He is a great role model for me because he works obsessively on his development

2019 08 18b Retrieve

[Marko Grujic has claimed Philippe Coutinho will be the ‘best footballer in Germany’ when he completes his loan move to Bayern Munich] It’s a big thing for the whole Bundesliga to have the possibility to see Coutinho play now. He is a special and exciting player, he does crazy things. He got incredible tricks and skills in his locker. I enjoyed every training session with him in Liverpool. He will be by far the best footballer in Germany

2019 08 18c Retrieve

[On-loan Hertha Berlin midfielder Marko Grujic, who knows Coutinho from his time at Liverpool, Grujic is even more in awe of the 27-year-old, who he believes is now the Bundesliga’s best player – eclipsing even Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski] It’s a big thing for the whole Bundesliga to have the possibility to see Coutinho play now. He is a special and exciting player, he does crazy things. He’s got incredible tricks and skills in his locker. I enjoyed every training session with him in Liverpool. He will be by far the best footballer in Germany

2019 08 30 Retrieve

[Marko Grujic has revealed the extent Werder Bremen went to in order to try and sign him from Liverpool this summer before he returned to Hertha Berlin on loan] They (Werder Bremen) wanted to pick me up in Belgrade with a private jet, show me the stadium, the training ground, present the players. I said I could come but only to visit the city - because I had already decided to join Hertha at that point. So, I stayed in Belgrade with my family for the last few days off. Then I came to Berlin and signed, it was a great feeling. Berlin is already a second home for me, I love living here. The lifestyle is great. For me it was important that Hertha were hungry for more if I chose to stay with them. I spoke with the manager and realised that everyone here wants to have better results than in recent years

[This is the 23-year-old’s fourth loan spell since joining Liverpool in 2016 and he hopes it will be his last] It’s my goal to play for Liverpool next season, a top European club. That’s possible if I play regularly and well here at Hertha. But you never know in life, maybe Liverpool want to sell me next year. If that’s the case, then I would love it if Hertha would pay the fee to sign me

2019 10 16 Retrieve

[Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has targeted areas in his game he wishes to improve as he aims to become a first-team regular under Jurgen Klopp] It’s not easy to become a part of the Liverpool squad, I can see myself in the red shirt but I have to become more experienced before I can wear it again. I want to improve my physical performance and take my concentration to another level. I want to be ready for Liverpool so I will have a chance to get into the team

Sometimes I miss Liverpool, of course, it’s one of the greatest teams in the world, but for my development it’s more important to play regularly right now. Hertha is a special club and represents the capital of Germany. It will be a good experience - when I retire one day - to say that I played for such a big club like Hertha. Klopp said that it would be a great opportunity for me to improve my development. The Bundesliga is one of the strongest leagues in the world and Hertha BSC is a big club. It is very important for me to play regularly right now and [Klopp] told me to fight for my place in the team

Klopp and I are texting regularly. I am also in close contact with the Liverpool loan-manager [Julian Ward], he watches every game that I’m in and we’re texting afterwards

2020 01 08 Retrieve

[The on-loan Hertha Berlin midfielder talks about trying to impress two different Jurgens and his role models at Anfield] So good, wow! So, so good. Role models

[He left dreaming of starring at Anfield, of showcasing his talent in the Premier League] I still hope for that, of course. You can’t just give up on your goals. In fact, I’m probably working harder now than I’ve ever done before in my life

[Grujic had spent the previous campaign with Hertha Berlin and found a club – and a city – where he could settle] I love it here. I have been very lucky in my career to experience some beautiful cities: Belgrade, Liverpool and now Berlin. From the first minute I came to Hertha, I felt very welcome. I am very settled here

[Hertha went into the winter break 12th in the table] It was a difficult start. We lost some games and, as a young team, our confidence dropped. But we knew if we could continue to work hard, we could improve our position

[One of Jurgen Klinsmann’s first acts was to tell Grujic he would play a key role] Of course, it’s exciting. Two Jurgen Ks as your two managers, eh?! They’re both big names, and it is big for me to work under such coaches. He (Klinsmann) is a proper legend in Germany. He was very positive when he came in and gave me a lot of confidence, so to be able to learn from him and work under him is an honour

[As for Klopp, he remains in regular contact. Grujic knows that if he performs well, there will be a WhatsApp message coming his way] It sounds small but for a young player it means a lot, believe me

[He freely admits himself, he has a lot to do if he’s to become a first-team regular at Anfield] I know it’s going to be tough. I’m not stupid. I know that Liverpool right now are an unbelievable team, the best team in the world. So, I know that I have to be at a very high level if I want to have a chance. That’s why I watch as many of their games as I can, to learn and to see the level. I know improvement is the only thing that can help me. And it’s why I could accept that I needed to go somewhere to play regularly this season. I needed minutes, I needed to learn the game, when to defend, when to attack, where to be on the pitch. I want to improve every part of my game. Defending is a big part, because when you look at Liverpool, they defend like hell! Every player is fighting for every inch of the pitch, which is so impressive. Sometimes I get tired just watching them! Jordan, Gini, Fab, Milner – they are all huge role models for a player like me. The job they do is so underrated, and their levels are so high. They play with such intensity, every game. That is what I have to aspire to. Next season, who knows, hopefully I am ready to jump up with the team. That is what I hope for.

[Grujic was in Madrid when Liverpool were crowned European champions back in June] I had a video chat with Dejan Lovren from the party, though. so I got to experience a bit of the atmosphere at least! And just being there before the game, that was so special. The whole city was red

[Was it difficult, then, to head out on loan once more a few weeks later, to turn his back on the chance to be part of further success this season?] No. It would be easy to get frustrated and wonder why you are out on loan, but I don’t see it that way. We are talking about the best team in the world, don’t forget. And they expect to win every game. Their standard is as high as it can be, and not every player can be there right away. There are some great young players, such as Trent or Joe Gomez, who can do it, but others have to get there in a different way. I look at Harry Wilson, an unbelievable player, and myself quite similarly. We are striving to get to that level, but we needed to go and play football to do it. It doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s better for me, at this age, to be playing. If I am 25 or 26, then yes, it’s time for me to see if I am a rotation player at Liverpool or whatever. But, at 23, I have to make an impact, I have to learn. I have to play regularly, I have to test myself, learn about my body, what it can handle. It’s about finding out who I am, what kind of player I am

2020 04 11 Retrieve

[Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic says he hopes that he and Jurgen Klopp will discuss his future at the club in the coming months] That challenge is so big. Those boys have performed so well this season, which I’m happy about. There are a lot of quality midfielders at Liverpool. It’s honestly hard to get a chance

I hope that will happen in the next few months. I’m sure we will sit down and discuss what is best for the club and what is best for me. I’m not a youngster any more. At the age of 24, I’m at the stage when I need to be making important steps in my career. I need to think and I need to be clever about what happens next. Is the best thing to stay in Liverpool and wait for a chance or is it time to have another loan or move to another club? At the moment, I don’t know the answer. Everything is still open. The Bundesliga is a good league and over the past two years I’ve gained a lot of important experience and I feel like I’ve improved as a player

[Grujic has enjoyed seeing Liverpool steamroll their way to within touching distance of a first title in the Premier League era] It’s been an unbelievable season for the club and I feel very proud to say I am part of Liverpool. Having waited so long to win the title and with it being so close, I can imagine how all the fans in Liverpool are feeling right now. It’s bit unfair for the team as it was 99 per cent certain they would win it. They played so many great games and built up such a big lead at the top. Now they have to wait. The timing is bad luck but that’s how it is. We shouldn’t think too much about football at this time because there are more important things in life like people’s health

2020 05 29 Retrieve

[Marko Grujic is refusing to give up on his dream of being a regular Liverpool player] Of course that means a lot – I am still a Liverpool player and I want to be, one day, a regular Liverpool player. For me it’s still a dream to play for the club so we keep in touch

The guys have been unbelievable so far this season and they really deserve it [to win the Premier League]. Of course the fans have been waiting for this for so long so it would be special for the guys. Hopefully, soon we will see Hendo [Jordan Henderson] lifting the trophy

2020 06 11 Retrieve

[Grujic, meanwhile, has never given up on his dream of becoming a first-team regular for Liverpool, but knows how hard it will be to work his way into Jurgen Klopp’s side] I still hope for that, of course. You can’t just give up on your goals. In fact, I’m probably working harder now than I’ve ever done before in my life. I know it’s going to be tough. I’m not stupid. I know that Liverpool right now are an unbelievable team, the best team in the world. So, I know that I have to be at a very high level if I want to have a chance. That’s why I watch as many of their games as I can, to learn and to see the level. I know improvement is the only thing that can help me. And it’s why I could accept that I needed to go somewhere to play regularly this season. I needed minutes, I needed to learn the game, when to defend, when to attack, where to be on the pitch. I want to improve every part of my game

Defending is a big part, because when you look at Liverpool, they defend like hell! Every player is fighting for every inch of the pitch, which is so impressive. Sometimes I get tired just watching them! Jordan, Gini, Fab, Milner – they are all huge role models for a player like me. The job they do is so underrated, and their levels are so high. They play with such intensity, every game. That is what I have to aspire to. Next season, who knows, hopefully I am ready to jump up with the team. That is what I hope for