Liverpool secure work permit for £5.1m unbeatable title-winner

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Liverpool today secured a work permit for 20-year-old Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic.

The Reds signed Grujic from Red Star Belgrade back in January for a fee of £5.1m, according to ESPN.

However, he was immediately loaned back to his former club.

Grujic helped Red Star win the Serbian title in some style last season.

Red Star were unbeatable in their 30 SuperLiga games, which saw them romp to glory with 82 points – 28 more than runners-up Partizan.

Grujic was an important player, featuring in 21 games and scoring five goals.

And he is now finally eligible to become an important player at Anfield.

The news was delivered via Twitter by Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce.

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Grujic could make his senior Reds debut on the opening day of the season when Jurgen Klopp’s men visit Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

After their trip to Arsenal, Liverpool host Burnley, before returning to North London for a tough game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Unlike their rivals, Liverpool will not be involved in European competition this season.

Grujic has Europa League experience already. He has also featured on the international scene, winning three caps for Serbia main side.

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