He was then immediately loaned back to the Serbian club for the remainder of the season before joining up with his new club in the summer.
“Chelsea sacked Jose Mourinho which allowed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to complete a deal for Marko Grujic”
Chelsea’s scouts had recommended Grujic in 2015 but the deal was scuppered by Jose Mourinho’s exit from Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho was sacked in December after the Blues languished just two places above the relegation zone after 16 Premier League games.
That opened the door for Liverpool to complete a deal for the 20-year-old who was also scouted heavily by the Merseyside club.
Manager Jurgen Klopp backed the deal to allow it go through in the January transfer window.
His only two starts for Liverpool have come in the same competition.