Report: Blow for Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool cannot bring Lazar Markovic back from Turkish loan spell

Jürgen Klopp

The Serbian will spend the entire season at Fenerbahce despite Klopp's wishes.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been linked heavily with a potential first arrival at the club as manager this week. The arrival however would have been of a player already contracted with the club.

It has been reported in the press this week that the German wanted to bring Serbian winger Lazar Markovic back to the club from his spell at Fenerbahce on loan.

The talented but inconsistent starlet struggled in his debut term at Anfield, especially when asked to play in an unfamiliar wing-back role.

Brendan Rodgers therefore sent him out on loan to Turkish football, despite the club already being short in wide options.

Klopp was therefore said keen to bring him back.

However reports in Turkey and Portugal have suggested that is not possible whilst the Liverpool Echo have now seemingly confirmed their belief that Markovic cannot be recalled under the terms of the current arrangement with the Istanbul club.

Klopp will therefore have to make do with what he already has at his disposal in the wide areas, at least until the January transfer window opens.

As for Markovic, he will need to get his head down and focus on impressing at Fener.

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