Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has left the door to potentially continuing at Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin beyond the end of the season.
The Serbia international is now on his second season-long loan at Hertha Berlin and has become an influential figure in the German capital.
Grujic has been a regular in the club's midfield since arriving at the Olympiastadion, and Hertha Berlin had to fight to re-sign him last summer.
The Liverpool loanee has not been able to help Hertha Berlin climb up the table in the Bundesliga this season, with the side now engaged in a relegation battle.
While the season has not been joyful for the club so far, Grujic has left the door open to potentially make his loan move permanent in the summer.
"We will see. We'll get together after the season", Grujic, asked about continuing at Hertha Berlin, was quoted as saying by German daily the Berliner Morgenpost.
Addressing Hertha Berlin's current position, Grujic explained how coaching changes, which has seen Ante Covic and Jurgen Klinsmann leave the post this term, have not helped their cause.
"I don't want to look for excuses, but we have already had two coaching changes and the situation is not easy for the new coaching staff", Grujic said.
"Everyone has their own ideas, we tried a lot this season, always something new."
It had been considered that Grujic would be too expensive for Hertha Berlin to sign, but the club have had investment from Lars Windhorst.