Liverpool boss could give Rodgers flop another chance at Anfield

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could hand Lazar Markovic an Anfield lifeline after revealing that he’s keen to boost his wide options, according to reports from the Liverpool Echo.

The Serbian starlet signed for the Reds from Benfica in 2014 in a deal worth around £20m.

Although he arrived with a stellar reputation after winning titles in Portugal and his homeland (where he represented Partizan Belgrade), Markovic’s debut campaign under Brendan Rodgers was a difficult one, with the now 21-year-old struggling to hold down a place in the starting XI.

Despite featuring heavily in pre-season, the Eastern European was shipped out to Fenerbahce on loan for 2016/17, and has impressed in Turkey.

The deal with the Istanbul side does not contain a clause allowing the club to sign him permanently for a set fee, and reports have already suggested that Klopp views him as a player he wants on Merseyside for his first full term in the dugout.

And now the German has further hinted a t a move to get Markovic back by claiming that he does not have enough wingers in his squad:

“We have enough strikers – five with Roberto (Firmino) – but not too many wingers, just a few young ones with great potential,” Klopp said.

“We have to decide early and at the right moment on transfers, but it is about a squad where you can play different systems and react to different situations

Markovic is able to play on either flank or as a ‘No.10’, but spent much of his only season at Liverpool so far being used in a right-sided wing-back role.