Markovic not good enough for Liverpool says Mark Lawrenson

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 legend Mark Lawrenson has revealed the Lazar Markovic was not good enough for the club in his opinion.

Lawrenson wrote the following in his column for the Liverpool Echo: “It was soon nipped in the bud. But in any case, Markovic just didn’t do enough last season to convince he could make the grade at Anfield.

“You can only give a player so many chances. Wide players will drive you mad, but you have to be realistic and a touch harsh.”

Markovic was signed for £20 million from Benfica under the stewardship of former Reds manager Brendan Rodgers last summer but failed to settle in.

The Serbian international feels he was played out of position as a wingback and recently criticised Rodgers for his decision to play him out of position.

Markovic joined Fenerbahçe on a one-year loan over the summer and has established himself as a first team regular at the Istanbul giants.

There were rumours that Markovic could be returning to Liverpool over the winter break but sources close to Fenerbahçe told that he will be staying at the club until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old featured in the Intercontinental derby 1-1 draw against Galatasaray last weekend and is expected to keep his side in the team ahead of the midweek game against Osmanlıspor tomorrow.

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