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4 May 2017

Anfield Smackdown: 'Fantastic' £16m attacker blasts 'Liverpool and the manager' for transfer fail

Reds flop Lazar Markovic has criticised Liverpool for giving up on him too easily after his big-money move to Anfield in 2014.

When asked this week about his experience at Liverpool, Markovic - who is currently flattering to deceive at Hull City - insisted:

"Liverpool spent money on me, and they should have believed more in my ability. Both Liverpool and the manager. I should have played more than I did".

Contrary to his complaints, Markovic played quite a lot during the 2014-15 season:

* All Competitions: 34 apps overall (1880 minutes of game time. Average = 55 mins).

* Prem Only: 19 apps (932 mins of game time. Average = 49 mins).

Markovic had the minutes to prove himself, but he failed to take his chances. Football is a results business, and if he had consistently contributed on a more regular basis, he probably would've played more. Overall, Markovic scored just three goals all season, and created just ONE, which is criminal for an attacking wide player.

Markovic also provided an update on his future:

"It depends on the Liverpool situation. I still have two years on my contract at Liverpool...and I'd like to stay in the Premier League."

Jurgen Klopp seems open to giving Markovic another chance. When asked recently if the Serb still has a future at Anfield, Klopp told reporters:

"Why not? He [Markovic] still has a contract, and he's still a young boy. Everyone knows he's struggled because of a few injuries. If he can stay fit, and help Hull, then of course".

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool are willing to sell Markovic for '£16m', and West Ham are 'interested in signing' him, so if the Reds can claw back the bulk of his initial fee, then a transfer is a surely a no-brainer...

^ Hailed as 'fantastic' by Jordan Henderson last season.




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