Jurgen Klopp’s response when asked if midfielder has Liverpool future
The Liverpool manager discusses Lazar Markovic's future at Anfield
Jurgen Klopp has refused to rule out Lazar Markovic returning to Liverpool in the future despite the midfielder going out on loan to Hull City.
The Liverpool boss inherited the Serbia international from Brendan Rodgers when the former Borussia Dortmund manager took over the reins back in October 2015.
Markovic struggled to make an impact under Rodgers and the midfielder was on loan at Fenerbahce when Klopp arrived at the 18-time English champions.
The 22-year-old evidently struggled to make an impact during pre-season training last summer and Markovic was sent out on loan to his former club Sporting Lisbon.
The winger was recalled from his loan at the Portuguese club and moved to Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Hull City earlier this month.
Speaking about Markovic’s future at Liverpool, Klopp told his media conference on Friday:
“He’s still contracted so why should I say no, no chance for Lazar Markovic?
“If he plays very good against us then he has no future at Liverpool but if he [plays] all the other games really good then why not?
“He’s still a young boy. He struggled because of a few injuries in the wrong moment, if can stay fit and help out then, for us, it’s easier to [watch] than in Portugal.”
The Reds signed Markovic in a £20 deal from Sporting Lisbon in 2014.
Liverpool are in fourth place in the Premier League table but eight points adrift of current leaders Chelsea.