Liverpool fans have been angrily reacting on social media to the news that Lazar Markovic will be STAYING at the club for another season.
The Serb was set for a move back to Anderlecht after the Reds agreed a fee of £2.9million with the Belgian side, but the move fell through in the dying hours due to the two parties failing to agree on personal terms.
With the news of the failed transfer, many Liverpool fans resorted to social media to vent their frustration:
Markovic is just pissing me off now, whack him in the under 12's for the season
— Ricky Mann (@RickyMann4) August 31, 2018
Markovic came to Merseyside in the summer of 2014, highly regarded as one of the Portuguese League’s biggest talents. However, the former Benfica man failed to adapt to the Premier League and delivered only a meagre two goals and one assist in 19 appearances.
From the outset of Jürgen Klopp’s tenure at Anfield, the German outlined that the man Liverpool had payed £20 million for just a year earlier was not in his plans.
The 24-year-old has failed to make a single competitive appearance under the management of the former Borussia Dortmund coach, but, despite the club’s best efforts, they have been unable to grant Markovic an exit from his Anfield nightmare.
Editor’s note from @IndigoLFC:
Anfield nightmare really?! 50k a week for doing nothing sounds more like a Melwood dream! Sorry, continue
With Markovic now set to stay until the expiration of his contract next summer, fans have also lambasted his decision to choose money over playing time:
So Lazar Markovic refused to leave due to wages!! So he'd rather just train with LFC than play football! Shocking that!! Wasted his career for money!!
— @LFC (@JBLiverpoolfc) September 1, 2018
It turned out to be a very quiet European deadline day for Liverpool with Sheyi Ojo being the only player exiting the club. The 21-year-old has departed to join Stade de Reims on a season long loan.
Elsewhere, Divock Origi will stay at the club after the Belgian failed to secure a move away. The striker has fallen down the pecking order and Klopp was willing to let the 23-year-old go. However, no club was willing to meet the Reds’ £27 million asking price.