Marko Grujic on top of the world after enjoying a goal-scoring Liverpool debut vs Fleetwood

The Serbian stole the show in the first half, and was unsurprisingly delighted.

Marko Grujic on top of the world after enjoying a goal-scoring Liverpool debut vs Fleetwood
Grujic celebrates his first goal for the Reds (photo: Getty Images)

Marko Grujic revelead his delight at a splendid debut performance during Liverpool's pre-season friendly away to Fleetwood Town on Wednesday evening, one which the Reds won 5-0.

Speaking to LFC TV immediately after the final whistle, the 20-year-old said that it was a "dream come true", adding that he's "very happy and proud".

Grujic had to wait a few days later than hoped to make his Liverpool debut, with work-permit complications after his £5.1million from Red Star Belgrade in January keeping him out of contention for Friday's 1-0 win over Tranmere Rovers.

Sparkling performance from Grujic

However, finally able to play tonight, he started and got 45 minutes to impress Jürgen Klopp, and did so wonderfully.

It took him less than 20 minutes to win a penalty, using his 6ft 3' frame to retain the ball, before a nice piece of skill inside the penalty area saw him fouled, only for Danny Ings to miss the resulting spot-kick.

It didn't matter much though, as Grujic opened the scoring himself minutes later. In the right place at the right time from Alberto Moreno's cross, he slotted the ball past the 'keeper with ease to make it 1-0. 

Grujic celebrates (photo: Getty Images)
Grujic celebrates (photo: Getty Images)

Following on from that, the Serbian midfielder hit the woodwork and continued to run the midfield in the lead up to half-time, when Liverpool made 11 changes. 

"The coach gave me the chance to play in the first XI and to score and I am so happy," said Grujic, who also praised his new teammates for being "very friendly", telling reporters that "everything is perfect" for him at the club so far.

Wigan next up for Grujic and co

Reds fans will get their next chance to see Grujic in action on Sunday when Liverpool make the short trip the DW Stadium to face Wigan Athletic, before concluding the UK leg of their pre-season tour with an away trip to Huddersfield Town.

Following that they'll fly to America for three games, before two fixtures back in Europe conclude their pre-season schedule. 

Regarding the rest of their preparations, Grujic stated; "In the next games we will try to get better and better. We will start the season ready."