‘I’d Rather Wear 35 Or 88’ – Liverpool New Boy Marko Grujic Admits He’d Rather Not Bear The Burden Of Steven Gerrard’s No.8 Shirt

Chris Wright

31st, January 2016



Liverpool new boy Marko Grujic has admitted he’d prefer not to be saddled with the burden of having to wear Steven Gerrard’s old shirt number should he force himself into the first-team reckoning at Anfield.

The 19-year-old Serbian midfielder signed from Red Star Belgrade at the beginning on January and was immediately loaned back from whence he came for the remainder of the season.

Grujic, who is currently wearing the No.8 jersey at Red Star, was asked during an interview whether he would relish taking the iconic squad number at Liverpool upon his arrival proper this coming summer.

Unsurprisingly, he replied that he’d really rather not….

Probably a wise choice. Liverpool fans are a sentimental lot.

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  1. Bob says:

    No Madrid player could carry the 8?! This Marko bloke sounds utterly clueless and delusional – taylor made for victim fc. (can you imagine the likes of Kroos or Ronaldo or Benzema or Ramos or Bale being burdened by wearing the number of a player who once lead his team to the dizzying heights of SECOND place?!?! I’m sure they’ll be reminiscing about that ‘achievement’ for another quarter century at anfield)

  2. Dave says:

    What a load of bollocks.

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