Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic to be sold this summer - report

Liverpool Banner

The Times suggests that the Anfield outfit are ready to part company with the misfiring Serb.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is widely expected to be busy in the transfer market this summer, with the Anfield outfit in need of a squad revamp after an underwhelming campaign.

A 6-1 humbling at the hands of Stoke was no way to send club legend Steven Gerrard off, with the Merseysiders a long way off the top four by the end of the campaign.

A number of new faces are due at the club, but Rodgers is also thought to be ready to part company with a number of the players that have not impressed over the last 12 months.

According to The Times, the Northern Irish manager’s biggest casualty will come in the form of Lazar Markovic, who will be allowed to leave the club ahead of next season.

The Serbian winger joined the Reds for a cool £20 million from Benfica last summer, but has struggled to adapt to life in England or at Liverpool.

With only two goals and one assist in his debut campaign at Anfield, the verdict is well and truly out on the technically able winger.

Rodgers’ tweaking of formations has not suited the eastern European schemer, while the presence of Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana has also congested competition for places in attacking midfield.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch