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Mario Grujic Player Profile
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 Real name Mario Grujic  Place of birth Belgrade, Serbia
 Age 21 (Born 13 April, 1996)  Nationality   Serbia
 Height 1.91m (6ft 3")  Date Signed 06.01.2016
 Weight    Fee £5,100,000

Appearance and Goal Summary
League
League
FA Cup
FA Cup
L/Cup
L/Cup
 Other
Other
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
0 (5)
0
0 (0)
0
2 (1)
0
0 (0)
0

Appearances
Season
 League
 FA Cup
 League Cup
 Europe
 Other
 Total
2015-2016
5
0
3
0
0
8
Total Games
5
0
3
0
0
8

Goals
Season
 League
 FA Cup
 League Cup
 Europe
 Other
 Total
2015-2016
0
0
0
0
0
0
Total Goals
0
0
0
0
0
0

Discipline
Season
 
 
 
2015-2016
2
0
0
Total Cards
2
0
0

Mario Grujic Bio

Marko Grujic has become Jürgen Klopp's first signing as Liverpool manager after sealing a move from Red Star Belgrade on January 6 2016.

Grujic's football education began in the Red Star academy, where he spent eight years learning his craft before making a first-team debut against Vojvodina at the age of 17 in May 2013.

In 2014, he was sent out to Serbian First League side FK Kolubara on loan, and picked up four months' worth of valuable experience before returning to his parent club.

Back in Belgrade, the midfielder established himself as a first-team regular over the course of the 2014-15 season, as he and his teammates claimed a second place in the Serbian Superliga.

Grujic's progress was recognised with a place in his country's squad for the FIFA U20 World Cup last summer, and he played a key role in their eventual victory in the competition, making five appearances in the finals.

A change of manager at Red Star prior to the new season kicking off then saw the his importance grow domestically, with Miodrag Bozovi placing faith in the youngster by putting him in central midfield.

Despite his tender years, Grujic has evidenced an ability to control matches with his physical presence and dictate play during an incredible start to the 2015-16 campaign.

Red Star sit 25 points clear at the summit of the Serbian top-flight, with the Reds' latest signing having featured in 21 of 22 fixtures thus far.

He will now have the chance to help his hometown team claim the title as he spends the remainder of the season back there on loan.