Lazar Markovic explains why he left Liverpool for Fenerbahce on loan


Markovic left Liverpool on loan in the summer.

Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has been explaining the circumstances surrounding his departure for the Reds on a temporary basis as he joined Turkish side Fenerbahce on loan.

The Serbian was allowed to depart on loan in the summer by Jurgen Klopp's predecessor Brendan Rodgers, only a year after signing for £20 million from Benfica. 

During that time, Markovic played in several positions, out wide, behind the front man and in a wing-back role but never really had a run in his preferred winger position - and managed to score three goals in his debut season on Merseyside, though he did find it hard to impress on a regular basis.

Markovic told Turkish publication, Fanatik, according to the Liverpool Echo: “I had no problem with Brendan Rodgers and we had a bond until, for some reason that remains a mystery to me, he changed.

“He stopped playing me and then at the start of the season he didn’t even include me in the squad, and nobody explained to me what was going on or what his plans were, so I decided to leave.”

It remains to be seen whether he has a future at Liverpool when he returns to Melwood in the summer. Liverpool seem to have a lack of natural wide players so Jurgen Klopp may well find a role for the 21-year-old for next season.

Comments from earlier on in the season from Rodgers suggested that Markovic was still in the Ulsterman's plans and it was a deal for the Serbian to get some more game time at good level, according to the Independent.

The mixed messages around Markovic's loan deal appear to continue, but the main thing in Liverpool's case is can he be of use to the side moving forward?

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