Marko Grujic could spend more time away from Liverpool on loan - if Hertha Berlin qualify for Europe.
The Serbian midfielder is currently with the Bundesliga side following his temporary switch this summer, shortly after signing a new contract with the Reds.
The 22-year-old agreed an extension which will keep him at Anfield until 2023, with Grujic moving to the German capital after interest from other clubs including Crystal Palace, Cardiff, Middlesbrough, Torino, CSKA Moscow and Lyon.
Klopp views Grujic as first-team material for Liverpool next season and wanted to ensure he went somewhere that would enable him to mount a serious challenge for a starting role when he returns.
But Grujic, who has recently made his comeback following two months out with an ankle injury, is eyeing a longer stay in the German capital.
He does insist, however, making the breakthrough at Anfield remains his priority.
"In the long term I would like to prevail at Liverpool," he told German newspaper SportBild. "But if we qualify for the Europa League with Hertha, I see a good chance that I will stay one more year."
Hertha won their game against Eintracht on Saturday with the winner scored by Marko Grujic.
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