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Reds set to un-fire the Lazar?

According to the Liverpool ECHO the Reds have the option to recall Lazar Markovic from his loan spell at Fenerbahce in the January window, and Jurgen Klopp “is likely” to do it.


Markovic was sent to Turkey for the year by former boss Brendan Rodgers who never really fancied him, but the club (not Rodgers) were always adamant that he would return. Usually season long loans cannot be cut short unless the other club decides to send the player back, so it’s interesting that Liverpool have the option to recall the player as it suggests there was no loan fee involved.


Perhaps the club were planning for the very situation that developed, with Rodgers losing his job and his replacement seeing the £20m Markovic as a viable option? With games coming thick and fast and a growing injury list restricting the manager’s options to rotate, Markovic would have been a useful option to have now, but come January that may not be the case depending on whether or not the Reds progress in the cup competitions.


Right now recalling Markovic looks like a good idea, but that may change by the time he is eligible for a return and Klopp will have to weigh up whether or not the Serbian will get games here or if he would be better served playing every week for Fenerbahce.


With Joe Gomez now ruled out for the season Andre Wisdom is another loanee who Klopp could really use right now. Handed a contract extension over the summer, he was then promptly shipped off to Norwich where he has featured just twice in the Premier League.


The idea was for him to gain experience through regular football, but Norwich aren’t delivering that so perhaps an agreement could be reached to terminate his loan, although with Jon Flanagan due back in December the need for full back cover may be less pressing.




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Hearing that Klopp is impressed with his application and attitude. He’s like a new fecker.

I see what you did there.That's very nobil.

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It was a good finish but his pressing was unconvincing. He often in the early stages of the second half went for the ball with his eyes closed hoping he didn't get hurt. But after the goal he seemed to be committed enough and was even fouled and got up, chased back and got the ball back. He has attitude when it's needed. The question is whether he needs it enough to fight for a place and whether Klopp will give him the chance to fight for it?

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