Jurgen Klopp hints Lazar Markovic could have Liverpool future

Ajax' Viktor Fisher (L) vies for the ball with Fenerbahce's Lazar Markovic during the UEFA Europa League Group A football match Fenerbahce vs Ajax Amsterdam on October 22, 2015 at the Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Lazar Markovic could have a future at the club after he revealed he needs more wingers.

“We have enough strikers – five with Roberto (Firmino) – but not too many wingers, just a few young ones with great potential,” Klopp was quoted as saying in the Liverpool Echo.

“We have to decide early and at the right moment on transfers, but it is about a squad where you can play different systems and react to different situations.”


The Reds currently have Jordon Ibe, Adam Lallana and Sheyi Ojo out wide but the team in general lacks pace.

It is no secret that Klopp likes fast attacking players not afraid to take on opposition defenders. At Borussia Dortmund he had Marco Reus, Gotze and Aubameyang who have pace and impressive dribbling ability.

Markovic fits the mould with his speed and he currently averages 1.9 dribbles per-game only Jordan Ibe has a higher average in the current Reds side.

Klopp is reported to have been impressed with his scouts Markovic report but Fenerbahce are also keen on keeping the Serbian international on at the end of the season.

Markovic has established himself as a first team player in the current Fenerbahce side that are first in the league and also competing in the Europa League as well as the Turkish Cup.

The 21-year-old winger has two goals and three assists in 19 appearances for the Yellow Canaries this season which is already more than he achieved at the Reds under Brendan Rodgers.

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