Liverpool flop Lazar Markovic trains with Liverpool’s Under-23s away from Melwood


Lazar Markovic’s career at Liverpool appears to be over. (AMA/Getty Images)

Liverpool midfielder Lazar Markovic has been forced to train with the club’s Under-23 squad, according to reports.

The 24-year-old came close to leaving Liverpool in the summer but his proposed £2.9 million move to Anderlecht collapsed in the closing stages of the window.

Markovic, who was signed for £20 million from Benfica in the summer of 2014, will be a free agent at the end of the season once his contract expires and it’s unlikely that the Serb will feature for Liverpool’s first-team again.

According to the Liverpool Echo, the first-team players who have not been called up for international duty were given seven days off, but Markovic instead trained with the Under-23s at the academy in Kirkby.

Markovic was also involved in a friendly behind closed doors against Crewe and it has not yet been confirmed whether the winger will return to train  with the first-team squad at Melwood after the international break.

Markovic is training away from Melwood. (Getty Images)

‘Without a game at the weekend we used the time to take them to Liverpool on Friday,’ said Crewe manager David Artell.

‘They trained with Critch’s under-23s and played a game behind closed doors.

‘They had Markovic with them and he was a class above.’


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