MARKO GRUJIC is willing to stay on loan with Hertha Berlin next season if they qualify for the Europa League.
The Serbia midfielder, 22, was linked with Lazio in the summer after Cardiff borrowed him last term.
Getty – Contributor4 Marko Grujic is already on his second season away from Liverpool – and could be loaned out for a third
Reds' boss Jurgen Klopp has sought to reassure the 22-year-old he still has a future at Anfield.
But German newspaper Sport Bild say Grujic is already mulling over the possibility of remaining in the Bundesliga for 2019-20.
If Grujic does stay at Hertha Berlin an extra year, it would mean the former Red Star Belgrade spending the last THREE years of his Liverpool contract away on loan.
His Liverpool deal runs out in 2020 and it is thought the Reds would consider selling him for around £4.5million.
Getty Images – Getty4 Marko Grujic has so far played just eight games in all for Liverpool
Getty – Contributor4 Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has impressed on loan with Cardiff and now Hertha
Hertha are currently seventh, one point and one place outside the Europa League places.
Klopp insisted during Grujic's promotion season with Cardiff that the central player was definitely a Liverpool player for the future.
And the German has also said: “I like the boy a lot. He has made progress like hell.
“His heading is outstanding but he doesn’t make the squad a lot which isn’t the best thing for him for sure.