Jurgen Klopp admits it has been “not cool” to see Marko Grujic’s debut campaign at Liverpool decimated by injury.
Grujic has played just 28 minutes in the Premier League this season with his last senior appearance in any competition coming in the EFL Cup win over Leeds United in November.
The 20-year-old – bought from Red Star Belgrade last year – has been hampered by a number of problems but came through two appearances for the under-23s last month.
And having been on the substitutes’ bench for the last two Premier League games, Grujic could now be ready for his return.
“He played in the under-23s then he was injured,” said Klopp. “I watched the game against Chelsea (on March 13) and it was a really good game.
“After 60 minutes he was getting tired then we couldn’t involve him in our training regularly.
“It’s not too cool. We have to think about it.
“Maybe when I know the system we exactly want to play in, that depends too on what the doc tells me.
“We have to see what players can best play in each position. He’s an option for one of these positions depending on what system we play [the next game].”