Lazar Markovic still keen on Liverpool

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)

On-loan Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has revealed that he is still fond of the club after recommending the Reds to Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic.

“I spoke with Lazar Markovic and he told me good things about the club,” Grujic was quoted as saying by Thisisanfield.

“He told me that Liverpool is a great club, that the pressure and expectations are enormous, and that the first two to three months are the most important.”

Markovic remains one of the great unexplained mysteries of the Brendan Rodgers era at Liverpool. After being signed from Benfica for £17.5 million he was played out of position and later dropped.

“I had no problem with Brendan Rodgers and we had a bond until for some reason that remains a mystery to me he changed,” Markovic told the Fenerbahce Magazine.

“He stopped playing me and then at the start of the season he did not even include me in the squad and nobody explained to me what was going on or what his plans were so I decided to leave.”

Markovic joined Fenerbahce on-loan over the summer and has established himself as a first team regular and fan favourite at the club with reports suggesting that he could even stay in Turkey.

The Serbian international does not however, seem to hold any grudges towards Liverpool and it appears his problem was with Rodgers and not the club considering how he has came out and praised the club on numerous occasions since leaving on a temporary move.

Fenerbahce take on Lokomotiv Moscow in the Europa League Round of 32 second-leg clash needing just a draw to progress to the next round. Markovic will however, miss the tie due to injury.

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