Lazar Markovic’s promising loan spell in Turkey has ended sanctimoniously with another injury confirming the end of a frustrating season.
Turkish paper Milliyet confirm the news, claiming a hamstring injury has proven more serious than Fenerbahce expected, and the club realise they won’t be able to call upon the 22-year-old again this term. As a result, he’ll head back to Melwood for work with Liverpool’s medical staff.
Markovic has missed 20 games for Fenerbahce due to various injuries this season, and despite the fact he’s showed quality when called upon, the number of days he’s been absent define his loan spell.
Jurgen Klopp has told Markovic that he’ll get a chance in pre-season, and providing he can regain fitness, the winger has plenty to offer us.
Markovic is still very young, but is a fantastic dribbler at pace. He also can stay wide and hug a touchline, something the current squad lacks – as playmakers Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino all prefer to cut in centrally.
Only time will tell of course if he’s eventually able to justify his hefty summer 2014 price-tag, which at the moment, is looking like £20m down the pan.