16th July 2017
Former Liverpool captain Ronnie Whelan is a fan of the qualities possessed by Marko Grujic and backed him to make a real impact at the club in 2017-18.
The Serbian midfielder scored a superb goal during the opening pre-season victory at Tranmere Rovers on Wednesday night when Whelan was an interested observer, working as a pundit for LFCTV.
After recovering from injury last season, the 21-year-old is hoping to show his qualities as the Reds gear up for the new campaign.
“I thought he was very, very good in the game I saw him at Tranmere Rovers,” Whelan told Liverpoolfc.com.
“There is a lot of good stuff about him, his control, his passing and his vision. His link-up play with Georginio Wijnaldum and Daniel Sturridge was good.
“He has been unfortunate with injury. I thought he had a good pre-season last year but then got injured.
“He was then in and out of the squad but towards the end of last season he came back and was close to the first team.