Lazar Markovic is doing all he can to resurrect his Liverpool career, having so far failed to live up to the £20m fee required to bring him to Merseyside in 2014.
Fans were tremendously excited when we acquired the Serbian flyer, but he struggled to get into the team during his debut campaign and was used out of position by Brendan Rodgers, who sent him on loan to Turkey last season.
Markovic was injured for much of his Fenerbahce tenure, but according to Paul Joyce in the Express, is already back training in a bid to cement himself in Jurgen Klopp’s plans.
The Liverpool boss stated that he didn’t understand why the 22-year-old was loaned out by his predecessor, but Markovic’s chances of cementing himself a regular spot have diminished with Sadio Mane’s £30m arrival.
The Senegalese will likely play on the right, providing more competition for Markovic’s favoured position, although the youngster can also play from the left or as a no.10 – like virtually all our attacking midfielders.
Markovic is undeniably very talented, but without the Europa League, his chances of minutes rely on his team-mates getting injured or playing woefully. Currently, Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Mane are ahead of him in the pecking order – where he’s level with the likes of Jordon Ibe and Sheyi Ojo.
We hope he stays fit this summer and has the best possible chance of impressing his new manager.