A couple of days ago we covered some good man management from Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool with young Marko Grujic. The 20 year old has been carrying an injury and initially Liverpool didn’t let him travel to play for Serbia’s U21 side in crucial play-offs against Norway.
The Serbia set-up had largely assumed that was that, but after conducting tests, Liverpool decided they would let Grujic join up for the double header which decides the team going to the U21 European Championship next year.
Grujic has now arrived, but unfortunately it’s not thought he’s going to be ready for the first match. That Serbia aren’t rushing him gives some backing to Klopp’s decision to let the Liverpool player travel, there’s no big risks being taken.
Serbia’s U21 manager said of the Liverpool player (via Blic): “Grujic came, did the training, but it’s much more realistic to play the other game.”
The first leg, which Marko Grujic is likely to miss, is tonight, and the second leg on Tuesday.
Serbia are U20 World Champions, there’s a great deal of pride riding on this, Klopp and Liverpool helping out surely won’t be forgotten by Grujic.