£20m Liverpool Man Looks Set to Depart in January For Free

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Ostracized Liverpool star Lazar Markovic finally looks set to leave Liverpool on a permanent basis in January, with two Serie A clubs chasing his signature, according to a report from The Mirror.

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Markovic was very close to leaving Anfield in the summer but a move to Belgian side Anderlecht broke down at the final minute, apparently due to Markovic failing to lower his wage demands, while a move to Olympiacos also failed to materialise.

However, his nightmare at Liverpool seems to be coming to a muted conclusion, with both Fiorentina and Genoa willing to take a punt to bring the Serb to Serie A and with Markovic’s contract set to expire in May, Klopp is happy to sanction his sale for nothing.

The 24-year-old’s time on Merseyside has been a torrid one since his arrival from Benfica in 2014 and for a winger tipped for the very top, to say he’s flopped would be an understatement.

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Although he showed flashes of talent in his first season under Brendan Rodgers, managing to score 3 goals in all competitions, subsequent loans to Fenerbahce, Sporting, Hull City and Anderlecht failed miserably and he hasn’t featured for the Reds since 2015 and not once during Jurgen Klopp’s tenure.

Now relegated to training with the U23s, Markovic clearly has no future at Anfield and will go down as one of our worst buys in recent times, but at only 24, there’s still the chance he could turn his career around in Italy.

 

 

 

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