Hertha Berlin podcast host raves about Marko Grujic's performances this season

Mark Grujic has played 11 times in the Bundesliga this season

Marko Grujic's career at Liverpool has so far not gone too plan.

The Serbian midfielder was highly thought of when Liverpool made the £5.1 million move to Anfield in 2016.

However, he has just appeared just 14 times for the club as first team opportunities have proven hard to come by.

Jurgen Klopp has a number of midfield options at his disposal, meaning he sent Grujic on loan to Hertha Berlin for the season.

But how is he doing in Germany? It appears he is faring well.

Grujic has played 11 times for the club after missing most of the season with injury.

But when on the pitch, his influence has been clear.

Back in December, Hertha's manager, Pal Dardai had some huge praise for the 22-year-old.

"I've been at Hertha for 22 years," said the 42-year-old, per Bundesliga.com. "This isn't meant as an insult to anyone else, but Marko is by far the best midfielder I've seen in my time at the club."

And now Hertha podcaster and season ticket holder Asbjørn Slettemark has elaborated further.

Stettemark has watched Grujic play all season and in an interview with ThisIsAnfield.com, he echoed that praise.

Marko Grujic has been impressive at Hertha Berlin

"At his highest level - like when Hertha beat Borussia Monchengladbach earlier in February, after the hosts had won 12 home games in a row - Grujic is a top international midfielder," he said.

"He can also stand out and make decisive goals, like when he scored the only goal in the game against this season’s big Bundesliga surprise Eintracht Frankfurt.

"After that game I said enthusiastically on our podcast Dritte Halbzeit that he passes like his shirt had Scholes printed on it and tackles like he was brought up by Busquets and Alonso.

"At his best, he is that good."

Wow. It seems Grujic is making a strong impression in Germany.

Marko Grujic during Wolfsburg v Hertha Berlin

Slettemark was then asked if he believes Grujic can make it at Liverpool.

"Yes, Grujic could be good enough for a spot in a rotating first XI if he stays injury free and continues to tighten and improve his game," he replied.

"He’s proven himself in the Bundesliga."

Klopp's midfield is stacked: He currently has Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita as midfield options.

When Grujic returns to Liverpool in the summer, it seems he will have another midfielder that has the quality to make his mark in the first team.

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