Marko Grujic appears to have taken a dig at Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian, who had a game to forget in his first Premier League appearance of the season.
The Spanish stopper deputised for Reds No.1 Alisson last weekend in the Merseysider's trip to Birmingham to play Aston Villa.
Adrian's first league outing of the season ended up being his worst appearance for the defending Premier League champions, who suffered an embarrassing 7-2 defeat at the hands of a rampant Villa.
The 33-year-old was at fault for Villa's opener, carelessly giving the ball away to allow Ollie Watkins to bag his of what would be a perfect hat-trick.
Adrian's howler didn't go unnoticed by Grujic – who is currently on loan at Porto – who mocked his team-mate on social media.
"It will probably also be the end of Adrian's career at LFC," the midfielder wrote on Instagram.
Prior to suggesting Adrian's days at Anfield are numbered, Grujic revealed his annoyance at taking Watkins out of his fantasy football team before his glut of goals against the Reds.
Notable transfer fees for British players
- 1893: Aston Villa kicked off the big money transfers with tier £100 cheque to land Willie Groves from West Bromwich Albion.
- 1904: Alf Commons moved from Sunderland to Middlesbrough for £1,000 and sparked a national outrage.
- 1928: Arsenal bought David Jack from Bolton Wanderers for £10,890
- 1957: John Charles moves from Leeds to Juventus shatters the transfer record at £65,000
- 1961: Denis Law joins Manchester United from Torino for £115,000
- 1970: Martin Peters joins Tottenham from West Ham for £200,000
- 1977: Kevin Keegan goes from Liverpool to Hamburg for £500,000
- 1979: Trevor Francis becomes first £1m player with switch from Birmingham to Nottingham Forest.
- 1996: Alan Shearer goes from Blackburn to Newcastle for £15m
- 2013: Gareth Bale switches from Tottenham to Real Madrid for £86m
He said: "The first couple of games the man is nowhere to be found, I impatiently decided to move him into fantasy. The rest is history."
Grujic's comments on social media will no doubt irk Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who was highly critical of his team after their first defeat of the season.
Grujic, 24, joined Portuguese giants Porto on loan on Tuesday following the collapse of his deadline-day move to Werder Bremen.
The Serbia international recalled the saga in an interview with Alo, saying: “Werder, whose coach [Florian] Kohfeldt is a great friend of Klopp, has been in the story for a long time, but I did not see a perspective there.
“Borussia [Monchengladbach] was a realistic option. [Valentino] Lazaro and [Breel] Embolo praised their coach, [Marco] Rose, to me.
“This attempt did not yield results, because they failed to sell the currently injured [Denis] Zakaria, but I believe that one day I will cooperate with Rose.
“I wanted to be at a stable, ambitious club that plays in the Champions League, and Porto is just that.
“While I was waiting for the flight to Oslo with the national team in Copenhagen, all the details with the ‘Dragons’ were settled.
“Immediately after the break, there will be a derby with Sporting, and then temptations in the Champions League – [Manchester] City, Marseille and Olympiakos. I believe that I will fight for a place with coach Sergio Conceicao and contribute to success.
“I am convinced that it is the right choice, and the Portuguese club were in a hurry to register me for the Champions League, which they did in the end.”
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