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Lazar Markovic Taken Off Early in Serbia Match Due to Injury

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Another international break, another set of injuries, this time with Lazar Markovic joining Dejan Lovren on the list of casualties after lasting only 25 minutes in their Euro qualifier against Armenia.

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Liverpool nearly survived the first round of international matches without any further injuries, but early today in Serbia's Euro qualifier against Armenia--a match that sits 0-0 at the time of writing--Lazar Markovic was taken off due to injury. Exactly what type of injury was suffered is still unclear; some speculated ankle while others suggested it looked like something to do with his abdomen, but whatever the case, he was replaced in the 26th minute by Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

Markovic joins Dejan Lovren as the freshest round of Liverpool players injured on international duty, as the Croatian center-half suffered an abdominal strain earlier in the week while training. Last month it was Emre Can, Joe Allen, and Daniel Sturridge ruled out, and now Brendan Rodgers is assured to be without Lovren when club training resumes midweek and very well could be without Markovic as well.

More to come as news is available, and with another full round of fixtures to follow in the next few days, let's hope that Markovic and Lovren remain the only Liverpool players to incur any sort of fitness issues before they return to Merseyside.