Lazar Markovic is one that Liverpool really got wrong. The Serbian winger joined the club for a big money transfer after the Reds had sold Luis Suarez in summer 2014. However, he failed to make an impression and after refusing to join Anderlecht over the summer he was banished to train with the club’s U23s. The midfielder then sent out a cryptic tweet last night, leading to fans slating him.
no secret is safe
— Lazar Marković (@LMarkec50) 29 October 2018
It seems crazy to think that the Serbian winger is still only 24, however, when he first joined Liverpool from Benfica he was regarded as one of the hottest prospects in Europe at the time. The path at Anfield just hasn;t been kind to the winger, though, and considering he’s failed to make a single competitive appearance under Jurgen Klopp is looks like his time at the club really is up, even if he is still training with the U23s.
Since his move to Merseyside, Markovic has had a number of loan spells with Sporting, Fenerbahce, Hull City and Anderlecht and he’s failed to make a real impression with any of those, even if the Belgian outfit Anderlecht did want to sign him permanently over the summer. It seems to be one of those where if Markovic isn’t sold he’ll end up as a free agent in a few years anyway, especially seeing as his contract is only set to run until summer 2019.
You can read The Kopites’ thoughts on Markovic here:
Please take him
— Liverpool Limited (@LMTLiverpool) October 30, 2018
Getting bullied in the Under 23’s?
— . (@VintageSalah) October 29, 2018
You’re moving to Carlisle United in the January transfer window?
— Irish Red (@RedFromIreland) October 29, 2018
Your wages are, unfortunately.
— Sir Colin Shuttlecock (@iamsircolin) October 29, 2018
What joining the Kitchen Staff are we?. No secret there mate
— BallerxLewis (@_m4sud) 29 October 2018
U should have stayed at benfica
— ruiserrinha123 (@ruiserrinha123) October 30, 2018
Who are you?
— ً (@BabyKeith8) October 29, 2018
You aren't actually a footballer?
— For me no (@finnstownabbey) October 29, 2018
How you’ve stolen a living for the last few seasons
— Ash (@SuitedScouser17) 29 October 2018
The Reds have no idea how Markovic is still at the club and will be keen to see him shipped out in January.