Liverpool attacker Lazar Markovic is set for a recall from his loan spell at Turkish outfit Fenerbahce, as new Reds boss Jürgen is an admirer of the player and could recall him upon the reopening of the transfer window in January, as per the Liverpool Echo.
Markovic joined Liverpool for a reported £20m transfer fee in the summer of 2014 and the Serbian attacker failed to make an impact at the Merseyside club, partially due to former manager Brendan Rodgers’ mismanagement. The former Benfica ace managed 23 starts in all competitions for the Reds under Rodgers last term, bagging just three goals. But his cause was not helped by being played out of position by the Northern Irishman.
However, Markovic is now proving to be a big hit with the supporters in Turkey. The 21-year old is gradually gaining popularity in the Turkish league, and played an important role in Fenerbahce’s 2-1 win over Bursaspor last month although he has since been forced out of action with a back problem. But he returned in his side’s 1-0 win over Kayserispor at the weekend.
The Daily Mail say Fenerbahce are paying all of Markovic’s wages but do not have the option to buy the player with Liverpool ensuring the loan was just a stage in his development.
Klopp is a huge admirer of Markovic and must decide whether the Serbian footballer would be better off returning to Anfield for the second half of the season or see out his loan deal in Turkey before returning to the Premier League at the end of the campaign.
Liverpool need to bring back Markovic in that, bar Ibe, the Anfield outfit have no natural winger in their side since the exit of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City. With his speed and directness, the Serb will be a good fit for Klopp’s full-throttle approach to football.
Moreover, it would be a wise idea to give a chance to the club’s players to prove their talents before bursting into the market in search of new recruits.