Why Lazar Markovic’s one2eleven illustrates exactly how far Liverpool have fallen

Only two existing Liverpool players make Lazar Markovic’s one2eleven.

Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has named his one2eleven for Sky Sports - a best first-team XI of all the teammates he has played with in his short career to date.

The Serbia international has featured for Benfica, Liverpool, Fenerbahce and of course his national team, yet as shown by the graphic, rather interestingly only two existing stars at Anfield make the grade.

Markovic joined the Reds from Benfica in the summer of 2014, featuring sporadically in his debut campaign on Merseyside before heading to Turkey on a season-long loan in 2015.

He moved to Anfield only months after Liverpool narrowly finished second to Manchester City in the Premier League, joining the likes of Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho.

Yet of his best XI, only two players – Martin Skrtel and Coutinho - still ply their trade at Anfield and that gives a clear indication of the quality new boss Jurgen Klopp has to work with.

Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Guilherme Siqueira get the nod ahead of Simon Mignolet and Alberto Moreno, while interestingly there is no place for Sturridge as Markovic instead opts for Zvonimir Vukic.

Moreover, holding midfielder Nemanja Matic is pushed into a wide area, seemingly in place of the likes of Adam Lallana and Jordon Ibe in a further snub of the talent on offer on Merseyside.

The five-time Champions League winners have squandered plenty of cash in recent years, and for all their efforts they currently sit some 12 points shy of the Premier League’s top four in a lowly ninth position.

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