Liverpool attacker snubs Turkey transfer but could still favour late summer Portugal move

According to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool winger Lazar Marković is set to remain at Anfield after snubbing a move to Turkish side Fenerbahce.

A season-long loan switch was said to be on the cards for the 23-year-old before Turkey’s Friday deadline, as the club where he spent the 2015-16 season were interested in bringing him back.

Apparently, that wouldn’t be happening, and Markovic could remain with Liverpool until at least January.

That’s provided a move to Portugal, where he came to prominence with Benfica in 2013-2014 and spent the first half of last season with Sporting Lisbon, doesn’t interest the Serbia international.

The Portuguese window opens until September 22, and with first-team football bound to be very hard to come by for him at Liverpool, the once-promising forward could be willing to try out his luck elsewhere.

Markovic is yet to make a competitive senior team appearance for Liverpool since May 2015, 10 months after arriving from Benfica for £20 million.

Despite missing out of the Champions League squad, the Serbian wideman has a place in the Reds’ 25-man EPL list for the new season.

With 2 cup games to be also played, Liverpool could do with his services should they suffer an injury crisis or need to rest their stars.