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Lazar Markovic

20-Year-Old Forward     Liverpool  Premier

Birthdate:  March 2, 1994    Birthplace:  Čačak, Serbia    Nationality:  Serbia    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  132 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a multi-year contract with Liverpool in July 2014 after transferring from Benfica.

August 25, 2014    Lazar Markovic News

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Markovic, as expected, has been included in the squad for Liverpool's match against Manchester City on Monday after being deemed fit last week.

Markovic starts his Liverpool career on the bench but will likely have the opportunity to make his debut if manager Brendan Rodgers is looking for a more attack minded presence in the midfield as the match wears on.

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August 22, 2014

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Markovic (hamstring) has been deemed fit by manager Brendan Rodgers, and will come into the squad for Liverpool's Monday clash with Manchester City.

Markovic's role in the squad is a bit uncertain given a crowded Liverpool attack, which may relegate the midfielder to an impact substitute role initially. However, the 20-year-old Serbian is a highly touted young prospect so it's only a matter of time before Rodgers finds a place for him in the starting XI.

August 15, 2014

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Markovic (hamstring) will not feature in Liverpool's preseason opener versus Southampton, James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo reports.

Markovic was absent for a large chunk of Liverpool's preseason due to the injury and hasn't recovered in time for opening weekend. He'll be aiming for a return on Aug. 25 against defending champions Manchester City.

August 10, 2014

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Markovic missed Liverpool's final preseason friendly against German side Borussia Dortmund, as he is dealing with a hamstring injury that has put him in doubt for the Reds' season opener.

Markovic has missed several of Liverpool's preseason matches and now looks in question for the season opener against Southampton. Expectations for the 20-year-old winger are sky high following a 20 million move to Merseyside from Benfica, but fantasy owners may have to wait to see how manager Brendan Rodgers deploys the youngster in a crowded, high octane, Liverpool midfield.

August 4, 2014

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Markvoic will not play in the Guinness International Champions Cup final against Manchester United on Monday due to a minor tendon problem, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Markovic has already missed matches against Manchester City and AC Milan in the tournament, but the issue does not appear to be a long-term concern. Once the squad returns to England and trains at home, there should be a better idea of whether Markovic will be available for Liverpool's Premier League opener against Southampton.

July 15, 2014

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Markovic officially signed a multi-year contract with Liverpool on Tuesday after transferring from Portuguese side Benfica, the club's official web site reports.

Markovic is another name on the list of additions thanks to the 75 million sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona. Markovic is only 20 years old, and he's got a bright future ahead of him, but it's tough to see him getting a starting role ahead of either Daniel Sturridge, Rickie Lambert or Raheem Sterling.

July 10, 2014

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Markovic is expected to have a medical for Liverpool on Thursday ahead of a transfer to Anfield from Benfica, The Guardian reports.

Liverpool are expected to pay up to 20 million for Markovic as part of their rebuilding effort to replace the lost production of Luis Suarez, who is expected to be sold to Barcelona. Markovic scored 12 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions for Benfica last season, and he could be a mainstay at Liverpool as he's just 20 years old.