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“Baffled!” – Liverpool supporters react to Lazar Markovic’s loan to Fenerbahce

With Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic joining Fenerbahce on a season-long loan on Sunday, Reds supporters took to social media to react.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Sunday, July 19, 2015: Liverpool's Lazar Markovic during a training session at Coopers Stadium ahead of a preseason friendly match against Adelaide United on day seven of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lazar Markovic completed his move from Liverpool to Fenerbahce on Sunday, with the 21-year-old joining the Turkish giants on a season-long loan.

After making the £20 million move to Merseyside last summer, Markovic struggled to cope with the demands of life in the Premier League.

The Serbian made 34 appearances in all competitions in 2014/15, scoring three goals.

However, Markovic did show signs of true promise, and Liverpool supporters have largely criticised the club for sanctioning his departure.

Here’s the best of the reaction from social media and our forums.

Toro on the forums:

“If he’s having trouble adapting to the pace of the PL, why is he going to Turkey?”

redfanman on the forums:

“Ibe offers genuine width, which Markovic doesnt really do. He is younger than Markovic, and therefore has time on his side, so if he spends much of the season on the bench but has regular coaching to improve his technique he will still improve. Markovic already has a lot of technical skill. What he needs in order to develop is playing time. Thats why he is going to Turkey.”

LFC_nº7 on the forums:

“It’s pathetic to loan out Markovic and retain Ibe/Lallana. And we’ll probably end up losing Sakho aswell. We’ll have a small squad and play kids in the Europa League, being humiliated again in Europe. BR is gonna ruin what’s left of this club and no one seems to care about it. I’m fuming with this management.”

jgw_geneseo on the forums:

“Well you can only hope he comes back with bags of confidence after beating up Turkish opposition. That’s the only thing he is lacking at the moment. He has the pace, technique, and skill in his locker already.

Huge head scratcher though. Can’t help but think it’s a mistake of they still see his future here as reported. It’s a long season and he would have gotten his opportunities to impress.”

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