Lazar Markovic has become the forgotten man at Liverpool, and some fans may even be surprised to learn that the winger is still on the club’s books.
The Serbian international moved to Anfield from Benfica in 2014, but he failed to establish a regular spot in the team under then-manager Brendan Rodgers.
Current boss Jurgen Klopp has clearly not been taken by the 24-year-old either given that the player has been sent on loan to Fenerbahce, Sporting Lisbon, Hull City and now Anderlecht during the German coach’s time in charge.
Despite last featuring for Liverpool three months ago, the club have been unable to sell him permanently.
While speaking to Voetbal Krant, Markovic made a slight dig at the Merseyside outfit by reminding them that he is “still alive”.
“They asked for an unrealistic transfer fee and would not let me go permanently, even though I didn’t play there anymore. This goal is to show Liverpool that I’m still alive and I am still the same good footballer they bought.”
Given how prolific Liverpool’s attack has been this season, it is highly unlikely that Markovic will get a chance to break through.
Liverpool fans tweeted their thoughts after reading the winger’s remarks.
— The 0151 (@_TheRedHalf) April 23, 2018
Wow, so he is still in the team !
— LiVer LoVeR (@M7_Sh7e) April 23, 2018
— The Hate Train (@The_hate_train) April 23, 2018
Not Lpool’s fault you’re 💩
— Alan Hendrick (@alanhendrick) April 23, 2018
You’ve had your chance time and time again and you’ve never produced, better to move on pal !
— Alan Nickle (@AlanNickle) April 23, 2018
Can't put enough effort to be fit to play a game of footy in Belgium & then blames us..
— Prashant Pandey (@Prashan15) April 23, 2018
So how could the club help u Marko wen you weren't performing???
— calvin collins (@calvincollins77) April 23, 2018
Dribbles with his head down.
— ♠️AC (@GroundFrost) April 23, 2018