New Liverpool signing Marko Grujic has revealed that he almost backed out of his move to Anfield this month…because he is claustrophobic, the Daily Mail reports.
The Serbian teenager became manager Jurgen Klopp’s first signing of his tenure as Reds boss when he joined from Red Star Belgrade for a fee of £5.1million before returning to the club on loan for the remainder of the season.
However, Grujic nearly pulled the plug on the move when his claustrophobia caused him to panic at entering an MRI machine during his medical.
“I am very claustrophobic, so it was very scary for me to lie for one hour in the dark in the MRI scanner,” he said.
“When I heard that the MRI scan was compulsory, I was very close to saying that I didn’t want to do it! I was really afraid. I couldn’t stay inside it for one minute!
“I called the doctor and raised a bit of panic so they were persuading me for around 20 minutes before I finally accepted to go inside it again. Finally, I bit the bullet and I got on with it. They made some special conditions for me.
“After that, I went to Melwood, signed the deals and they took photos of me.”
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