Liverpool wonderkid paying homage to Steven Gerrard with shirt – NOT taking No. 8!

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Steven Gerrard’s name and number are still – and likely always will be – addressed with nothing but reverence at Anfield. One of Liverpool‘s latest midfield additions, Serbian teen Marko Grujic, plans to honor the legendary Reds captain with his future shirt number – just as long as he doesn’t take the immortal number “8”.

According to Vlastimir Stevanovic from Serbia [per the Metro], Grujic stated in an interview that he hopes to wear either No. 35, No. 88 or some other number that can be related to “8” when he finally gets to join the Liverpool first-team.

Grujic signed with Liverpool on January 6, 2016 for a transfer fee of £5.1 million, but was loaned back to Red Star Belgrade until the end of the 2015-16 season.

Last year Grujic led Serbia to the FIFA Under-20 Championship title in a 2-1 win over Brazil. He made his debut for Red Star Belgrade when he was just 17 and scored five goals in 21 Serbian SuperLiga appearances last season.

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