Liverpool FC have completed the signing of Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic in a deal reported to be in the region of £5.1m.
The 19-year-old will return to Belgrade on loan for the remainder of the current campaign and is the first signing to arrive at Anfield since Jurgen Klopp took over the reins of the club from Bredan Rodgers.
Liverpool in an official statement wrote;
“Liverpool Football Club are delighted to confirm the signing of Serbia midfielder Marko Grujic.
“The 19-year-old put pen to paper on a contract with the Reds at Melwood today to tie up a transfer from Red Star Belgrade, where he will immediately return on loan until the end of the season.”
Grujic who currently represents Serbia at U21 level upon completing the deal, he told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’m very excited and so proud to be here and a member of Liverpool Football Club. I can’t wait to get started, play at Anfield and train at Melwood.
“I was thinking about my progress in my next period and decided it was good for me to come here and try to be the best I can.
“I want to play in front of one of the loudest set of fans in Europe at Anfield.
“I also like the atmospheres at other stadiums, the crowds are very good. I like to play under pressure and that’s why I’ve come here – because it brings out the best in me.” The midfielder who was also a member of their World Cup-winning U20 squad in 2015 told the Liverpool website.