Report: Senior Liverpool player omitted from Plymouth squad, concerns of injury setback
By Dominic Toner
Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has not travelled with the squad to face Plymouth on Wednesday, according to a report.
The Echo claim that the 20-year-old has been left out of the Reds squad for the FA Cup third-round replay against Plymouth at Home Park.
The report details that Grujic returned to full training last week after nearly two months out with a hamstring injury, but he has missed a number of session amid fears of another setback.
Grujic is a senior player at Anfield as he is competing for a place in the first-team, but has not had great opportunities to stake his place so far.
The central midfielder has enjoyed a frustrating time with the Merseyside club since he joined for £5.1million in January 2016, before linking up with the squad for the first time in the summer.
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He has made just five senior appearances for Liverpool, being used just twice as a substitute in the Premier League.
The Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is likely to ring the changes on Wednesday night for the cup tie with Plymouth as he rests star players for the title run-in, which would have been a perfect opportunity to edge Grujic back into the action.
However, he will not be available against the League Two opposition, who earned a credible 0-0 draw at Anfield in the previous meeting.
In other Liverpool team news, Klopp has confirmed that a 19-year-old is in contention for his debut against Plymouth.