Liverpool fans delighted by the news reported this morning that Lazar Markovic could be recalled to the club in January are likely to be disappointed, with the Echo retracting their earlier story.
Firstly they claimed that Jurgen Klopp wanted the Serb back and was allowed to ask Fenerbahce to terminate the deal, but now they’re claiming that in fact there is now recall clause and the 21-year-old will remain in Turkey for the season.
Times journalist Tony Barrett is backing up the latter claims, so it sadly seems as though the new manager will be without the £20m signing until 2015/16 at the earliest.
Liverpool do not have an option to recall Lazar Markovic early from his season long loan to Fenerbahce.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) October 21, 2015
Having been given only 11 Premier League starts since arriving from Benfica last summer, Markovic was shipped out by Brendan Rodgers before the Northern Irishman got his marching orders – but that now seems a poor decision by the club considering Rodgers’ exit and Klopp’s apppintment.
Markovic possesses the pace and tenacity Klopp demands from his attackers, and with four competitions to compete in, it seems likely that the winger would have been used by the German – especially considering the current injury crisis.