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Liverpool outcast hits back at Anderlecht president over failed Liverpool exit

Bright Okafor



Lazar Markovic hits back at Anderlecht president over failed Liverpool exit as he claims ‘money was not the issue’

Liverpool lone wolf Lazar Markovic has rejected an affirmation suggesting his last-minute deadline day move to the Belgian side, Anderlecht fell through because of money.

Lazar who is not in Jurgen Klopp’s radar since 2015, itinerant to secure his contract with Anderlecht after having a loan spell with Fenerbahce, Sporting Lisbon, Hull City and Anderlecht.

A cut-price of £2.9m fee was agreed for him to return to the Anderlecht squad where he spent the second half of last season on loan.

Albeit, despite concluding with a three-year contract, the move was abortive and made Anderlecht’s manager Hein Vanhaezebrouk suggesting it was Lazar’s fault.

Lazar Markovic

“They waited until Liverpool lowered the price. They almost did a crazy effort for the player, but it wasn’t enough. It’s his own fault that the deal fell through.”

The Serbian international had to come out on twitter in frustration to hit back at Hein’s claim by thanking him at first for his efforts in trying to get him back to the club that money was not the issue:

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The Serbian international has not been impressive enough to catch the eyes of his manager and as well, considering him as an option in his substitutes.

However, Markovic has no hope of playing under Klopp in the Premier league as he watches under the shadow of his teammates. Perhaps he could join the under-23 Liverpool boys until the window opens in January.


Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.