Football: Lazar Markovic has no future at Anfield, confirms Jurgen Klopp

Southampton's Oriol Romeu in action with Hull City's Lazar Markovic.
Southampton's Oriol Romeu in action with Hull City's Lazar Markovic. PHOTO: REUTERS

ENGLAND (REUTERS) - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said the Premier League club intend to sell winger Lazar Markovic during the current transfer window.

The Serbian international, who spent the last season out on loan at Sporting Lisbon and Hull City, featured in Liverpool's first pre-season friendly against Tranmere Rovers, but was left out of the squad for the tour to Hong Kong.

"With Lazar, it's no secret that if he finds a club, then we will negotiate," Klopp told Liverpool Echo.

"He's a really good player. I like him as a person. He's now fit and another one who is in the best shape since I've known him.

"Before he had problems with his groin but now he's good. There will be a club out there who needs him."

Markovic, 23, arrived at Anfield from Benfica three years ago and has made 34 appearances for the club in all competitions.