Marko Grujic will leave Liverpool on loan in January for another "English club" as he is not getting enough playing time under Jurgen Klopp, the midfielder's agent has said.
Zoran Stojadinovic said Serbia international Grujic would not follow the example set by compatriot Lazar Markovic, who was loaned out – first to Fenerbahce and then to Sporting Lisbon – after failing to make the grade at Liverpool.
He said Markovic had made a "mistake" in joining an overseas club from Liverpool and insisted that his client would not be doing the same.
Grujic, who joined the Reds for a reported fee of £5.1m ($6.8m) from Red Star Belgrade last summer, has only seen 13 minutes of Premier League action this season. He has three-and-a-half years left on his Anfield contract.
"Grujic has to go somewhere in January in a loan, in the team where he will play," Stojadinovic was quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.
"It must be an English club, so as not to make a mistake like Lazar Markovic did.
"Had Lazar been my client, I would never advise him to leave England. He changed the country, the style of football, the temperament, the climate, and therefore his return to Liverpool was an impossible mission.
"To return to Grujic, he is very much appreciated in Liverpool and therefore he did not go anywhere because they did not want to let him go," Stojadinovic continued.
"But he needs more minutes in the field and that's why the loan is the best solution for him in January."
Grujic started his only game of the season in Liverpool's Carabao Cup defeat against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in September.
Klopp praised Grujic ahead of that match, saying the midfielder had taken "a big step" in his development, while the Serbia international said he was hoping to play more regularly for the first team this season.
"Like every player I hope that I will start more games and hope I can show the manager and everybody else that I'm ready for the biggest games in a Liverpool shirt," Grujic was quoted as saying by the Echo in September.