Liverpool axed £20m signing from first-team squad

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Lazar Markovic’s football career has reached a new low with the Serbian forward demoted to Liverpool’s Under-23 squad.

The 24-year-old winger was a £20m signing for Jurgen Klopp’s side from Portuguese giants Benfica in 2014 and, at the time, was considered one of the most promising players in the world.

However, he has remained at Anfield has been a miserable one.

Serbian midfielder has made just 19 Premier League starts in four years at Anfield and has been spent loan spells at Hull City, Anderlecht, Fenerbahce and Sporting Lisbon.

He was expected to depart in the summer, however, a proposed permanent switch to Anderlecht failed to materialise.

The Belgian team’s president blamed the 25-year-old for the deal falling through, however, Markovic insisted it was not about money.

With one year on his Liverpool deal, Serbian is now set to walk away on a free transfer for the next season.

He has not been named in either the Reds Premier League or Champions League squads this term.

And his Liverpool career hit a new low this week when he was made to train at Kirkby with the club’s Under-23s side and play in a behind closed door friendly game against Crewe.

Jurgen Klopp’ first-team squad meanwhile has trained at Melwood.