Liverpool forward Lazar Markovic heads to Portugal for treatment

Fenerbahce's Lazar Markovic celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League football match between Fenerbahce and Celtic at Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul on December 10, 2015. / AFP / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s on-loan forward Lazar Markovic has traveled to Portugal to receive treatment.

The Serbia international has been plagued with injuries this season and has fallen down the pecking order at Fenerbahce.

The 22-year-old is currently on a season long loan at the Istanbul based club but is expected to return to Liverpool in July.

The Turkish newspaper Milliyet stated that Markovic has traveled to Portugal in order to be treated by FC Porto’s medical team.

The former Benfica man has missed 85 days due to injuries and been forced to miss 19 games for Fenerbahce as a result.

Fenerbahce had been keen to try and extend their loan deal with Liverpool for another season but have been put off due to recurring injury problems.

Markovic had established himself as a first team regular until his most recent hamstring injury which has seen him ruled out for the past 50 days.

Fenerbahce are currently second in the Turkish Super League four points behind leaders Besitkas but the Canaries do have a game in hand.

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