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Lazar Marković: “I should have played more”

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On-loan Liverpool player Lazar Marković criticizes his time with the team.

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Serbian winger Lazar Marković, believed to be on his way out of Liverpool Football Club this summer, has made some criticisms about the way that he was treated in his years at Anfield.

Marković was brought to Liverpool by manager Brendan Rodgers from Benfica in 2014 for £20m. At that steep a fee, rightly or wrongly, there were high expectations for the Marković to make an immediate impact with the team, something that he failed to do. Though in the player’s defense, Liverpool’s 2014-2015 season won’t be on anyone’s career highlights reel.

He was then loaned out to Fenerbache, Sporting Lisbon, and most recently back to the Premier League with Hull City.

Regarding his time with and treatment by Liverpool, Marković said, “Liverpool spent money on me and I believe they should have believed more in my ability — both Liverpool and the manager. I believed I should have played more than I did.

“I got the chance to play more elsewhere. I have no problems with that.

“We don’t know what will happen yet, it depends on the Liverpool situation. I still have two years on my contract at Liverpool. We shall see. I enjoy playing in the Premier League and would like to stay in the Premier League.”

With Klopp showing little-to-no interest in the 23-year-old, chances are good that he will be offloaded in the summer. His time with Hull has at least given him the opportunity to get more playing time, something he failed to do at Liverpool and in his first loan spells. That should help the club get a better deal for his sale, and also hopefully help the player find somewhere that will be a good fit for his abilities.