Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is eager to get Lazar Markovic back to Anfield, according to European football expert Rafa Honigstein.
The Serbia international only joined the Reds from Benfica in the summer of 2014, but after a difficult debut campaign under Brendan Rodgers he’s been shipped out to Fenerbahce on loan.
Since then the Northern Irishman has been dismissed and replaced by Klopp, who is known to be a manager with a soft spot for pacey wide players.
Reports have since claimed that, despite an eagerness to bring him back this winter, Liverpool do not have a clause in place to do so and with Fener flying high in the Super Lig they may be reluctant to allow Markovic to leave.
And Honigstein told Give Me Sport that he believes Klopp is keen on the 21-year-old attacker:
“I think Markovic is the one name that he (Klopp) asked the club to investigate whether he can take him back,
“Apparently they can’t, maybe if they pay a fee, but I’m sure Liverpool will be very reluctant to pay money to get their player back.”
Klopp has a host of attacking midfield options at Anfield, however only Jordon Ibe is a traditional winger, with the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino all more comfortable in central areas.