Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has revealed he is not in regular contact with boss Jürgen Klopp during his time away from the club.
The Serbian midfielder rejoined Hertha Berlin this summer, extending his loan spell from last season into a second campaign.
It is the third time he has found himself out on loan from Anfield since joining Liverpool in January 2016, having initially gone back to Red Star Belgrade and then spending half a season at Cardiff as well.
And it seems that while he’s away from the club, contact with Reds boss Klopp has been at a minimum.
“Not often,” he told Berliner Morgenpost when asked if he’s in contact with the Liverpool boss.
“Liverpool play many games and have lent out many players.
“But there is a responsible person who looks at the loaners, keeps in touch and gives feedback. We call after every game.”
This second season has proven to be something of a tough one for Grujic, who has struggled to find his form for Hertha.
The midfielder has ten appearances in all competitions so far and started all ten of those games, with only one game seeing him fail to finish the full 90 minutes.
However, he was recently dropped for the defeat to RB Leipzig, with some quarters questioning his performances.
And while his ultimate aim is to star for Liverpool, Grujic insists his focus is on the German side right now.
“Everyone would, of course, like to play for such a team, but for that, I have to show better performances,” he added.
“But I do not think much about Liverpool, but of how we get on with Hertha from the current situation.”