The forward went off in the first half for Serbia in their European Championship qualifying draw with Armenia, joining Dejan Lovren as a player injured this week on international duty.
Costing more than Mario Balotelli, who has at least scored an important goal and put in a couple of strong performances, the 20-year-old's season didn't get any better as he headed out on international duty.
Though Markovic may have hoped that joining up with the Serbian side may provide him with a chance to get away from the magnifying glass of the British press before returning to Liverpool after the international break with a renewed determination to impress at Anfield, as it turned out, Serbia's fixture against Armenia was far from easy. Markovic and his side failed to emerge with three points, only drawing level in the last minute, while the winger himself went off early on in proceedings with a muscle injury and now faces a spell out of action.
Russian sports correspondent Artur Petrosyan updated on the player's injury and performance against Armenia, with none of what he had to say encouraging news for Reds fans.
Markovic played 25 mins, didn't impress at all, got injured, subbed and seems out for 2-3 weeks at least.— Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) October 11, 2014
The £20 million man has made 6 appearances so far this season for Brendan Rodgers' men. Until official news comes out from either the Serbian camp or from Liverpool on the severity of his injury, Markovic's absence is obviously hard to pinpoint, but the last thing the former Benfica star needs is to miss nearly a month of Premier League action, before returning just as the busy December period looms on the horizon.