Jurgen Klopp Confirms Liverpool Flop's Anfield Career Is Over After Failed Spell on Merseyside

Monday July 24th, 2017

​Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Lazard Markovic's Reds career is over.

Markovic joined Liverpool for £20m back in 2014, but has failed to make an impact at Anfield, instead spending spells away on loan with Fenerbahce, Sporting CP and Hull City.

Speaking to the ​Liverpool Echo, Klopp confirmed Markovic will be able to leave the club when a potential buyer comes forward.

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He said: “With Lazar, it’s no secret that if he finds a club then we will negotiate. It was like this last year too.


“He’s a really good player. I like him as a person.

“He’s now fit and another one who is in the best shape since I’ve known him.

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“Before he had problems with his groin but now he’s good. There will be a club out there who needs him.”

Liverpool's recent purchase of Mohamed Salah signalled Markovic's career at Anfield had ended, with the Serbia international making 34 appearances in all competitions during his 2014-15 sole season at the club, scoring three times.

With Salah adding to Liverpool's already impressive forward roster, which includes Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Daniel Sturridge, Markovic's game time will be close to nothing should he stay on Merseyside.

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The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at Sporting and Hull, making a total of 28 appearances and scoring four goals.

Markovic featured in the opening friendly of the summer against Tranmere Rovers, but was left out of the squad for the tour of Hong Kong.

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