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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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He was talking about Emre Can playing CB last year

Was he. Done a job but never a CB. Have to say playing youngsters is great. but out of position cannot help. Ibe and Markovic being asked to play wingback in my opinion zapped their confidence.

All managers will play the odd player out of position as needs must. Klopp was accused by Mikitaryan's agent of playing him out of position. It depends on the position really.

Playing an attacking mid a bit deeper is ok on occasion. Young Gomez played left back looked ok despite being a cb / rb. Asking young wingers to be wing backs is not ideal.

I don't think Klopp sees Can as a cb though. And Ibe looks a different player, full of confidence out wide.

Rodgers changed systems too often to cater for the inadequacy of certain players and himself tactically. The 3 at the back came about because his new " leader " was poor and he still would not play a dm. At wingback he did not trust Moreno or Markovic so had wingers fill in.

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I'm going to stick up for Lazar here cos I like the lad. I always liked him and had faith in him when BROD was playing him in weird positions. He always looked like a good prospect for me and still does. Ok that was a bit of shithouse move but you can't blame a guy for flinching like that ... He's a footballer not an mma fighter.


He looks really good playing at the moment from what I've seen and I'm looking f forward to seeing him back here.

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