Jürgen Klopp has confirmed that Serbian winger Lazar Marković has no future at Liverpool Football Club and will be sold if they can find a buyer.
It was obvious from last summer when Klopp was desperate for another winger but still opted to loan the Serbian out that Marković’s Liverpool career was all but over.
Bought back in 2014 as part of Brendan Rodgers’ ‘post-Suarez-sale spending spree’ for £20m, Marković failed to make a mark on his first season on Merseyside and has spent the last two years out on loan at Fenerbahçe, Sporting Lisbon and Hull City.
However, injury issues, poor form and a supposedly weak attitude saw the winger fail to make an impact on any of his loan moves, only really starting to find his feet when sent to a relegated Hull city side last campaign and now Klopp has seemingly confirmed that he is looking to usher the player out the door.
“With Lazar, it’s no secret that if he finds a club then we will negotiate. It was like this last year too,” Klopp reportedly told the ECHO.
“He’s a really good player. I like him as a person. He’s now fit and another one who is in the best shape since I’ve known him.
“Before he had problems with his groin but now he’s good. There will be a club out there who needs him.”
Marković was given a run out against both Tranmere and Wigan in the Reds’ domestic pre-season fixtures but it seems as if this was nothing more than a chance to be displayed in the metaphorical shop window.