Liverpool winger Markovic convinced Slovakian international to make move

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Fenerbahce's Serbian forward Lazar Markovic (R) vies for the ball with Galatasaray's Turkish defender Hakan Balta (L) during the Turkish Super Lig football match between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray at the Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul on October 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic played a role in convincing Martin Skrtel to join Fenerbahce the experienced defender revealed in his first interview for the Istanbul giants.

Skrtel revealed that he consulted Markovic before making the transfer and that the Serbian international had nothing but positive things to say about the club.

“Lazar Markovic told me all about the club and had nothing but praise and admiration, he also told me Istanbul is a great city,” Skrtel said after his ceremony.

Skrtel joined Fenerbahce on a three-year deal for a €5.5 million transfer fee last week becoming the Canaries third defensive transfer of the season after Gregory van der Wiel and Roman Neustaedter.

Markovic was on loan at Fenerbahce last season but missed most of the league campaign due to a succession of injuries.

The 22-year-old winger returned to the Reds over the summer following the end of his loan move and faces an uncertain future at the club.

The Daily Star report that Liverpool are open to offers for the Serbian international this summer.

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