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Lazar Markovic remains a number of weeks away from being ready for a return to senior action.
The Serbian winger sealed a January deadline day loan move to Anderlecht but has since returned poor results on his initial fitness tests.
Markovic hasn’t played for the Reds since May 2015 and spent the first half of this season simply training, making it no surprise to see him far from match-ready.
The 23-year-old has produced ‘abominable’ physical results and is not interested in extra training to accelerate his recovery, according to Anderlecht Online.
As expected, it is likely to take up to six weeks for the former Benfica man to in a suitable condition to feature for his latest temporary employers.
Markovic arrived on Merseyside for £20million in summer 2014 and has since endured unproductive spells with Fenerbahce and Sporting Lisbon and a more encouraging loan stint under Marco Silva at Hull City towards the end of last season.
His stuttering progress has been a damning factor in his four year Anfield career and subsequently seen him fail to carve a route back to first-team contention under Jurgen Klopp.
Despite being handed opportunities under Brendan Rodgers, he never quite managed to find his top form or justify his hefty price-tag.
It now looks like it will be a long time before he is capable of reigniting his career.