A large section of Liverpool supporters have been reacting with sadness to the ankle ligament injury suffered by midfielder Marko Grujic.
Liverpool confirmed on their official website that the 22-year-old suffered the setback while playing for loan side Hertha Berlin in their 4-2 win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
It’s a blow for the young Serbian who was looking to impress Jurgen Klopp for afar, and the Liverpool fanbase clearly sympathise with the midfielder.
Live 4 Liverpool has rounded up some of the best tweets below.
He didn't need that set back, looking forward to him being a star in a red shirt in the future.
— Bruno (@Bruno_JFT96) September 22, 2018
That's not good news. Wishing him speedy recovery. YNWA
— Okonya Christian (@OkonyaChristian) September 22, 2018
Gutted for the lad.
— The Andy Robertson Fan Club (@bill_e_shanks) September 22, 2018
Speedy recovery Marko Grujic
— Drew Red (@Drew67524116) September 22, 2018
We wish him a speedy recovery. Get well soon Marko. #YNWA
— Ania (@Kulvic) September 22, 2018
Bad news. Hope it’s not as bad as feared.
— Nick Pennington (@nickpenno) September 22, 2018
If he ruptured a ligament I fully expect him to be sent back and sold in the summer. Shame really
— Matt Thielen (@MelwoodDaily) September 22, 2018
Just got to know that Marko Grujic sustained an ankle ligament rupture in today's game.
wishing him a speedy recovery get well soon ????
— Yogesh™? (@jabralfcfan) September 22, 2018
This is a real blow for the 6’3″ Grujic [Source: Transfermarkt], who was hoping to build on a decent period on loan with Cardiff City in the Championship last season. It’s probably taken the 22-year-old longer to develop than Jurgen Klopp expected after signing him from Red Star Belgrade in 2016, and this loan spell would have been a decent step towards righting the ship for the Serbian. Hertha are a good side and Grujic had made a nice start to life in the Bundesliga, so it’s really unfortunate timing for him to pick up this injury now. It hasn’t been disclosed how long Grujic is expected to be out, but ankle ligament injuries are usually pretty serious so it’s up in the air whether he will return for the German side this year. Let’s hope that the young man makes a speedy and full recovery, and can go on to have a good career at Anfield.