Football: Liverpool's Markovic joins Fenerbahce on season-long loan

Football: Liverpool's Markovic joins Fenerbahce on season-long loan
Liverpool football player Lazar Markovic (C) celebrates with his team after scoring against the Thailand All Stars at Rajamangala stadium in Bangkok on July 14, 2015.
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LONDON - Liverpool's Lazar Markovic has joined Turkish side Fenerbahce on a season-long loan having failed to secure regular first-team football at Anfield, the Premier League club said on Sunday.

"The 21-year-old winger will spend 2015-16 with the Turkish club, who finished second in the Super Lig last term," Liverpool said in a statement on their website (www.liverpoolfc.com).

Markovic joined from Portuguese side Benfica in July 2014 for a fee reported to be around 20 million pounds (S$43.37 million).

The highly-rated Serbian forward was one of a number of players brought in to offset the loss of talismanic forward Luis Suarez but he failed to live up to the lofty expectations, scoring just three goals in 34 appearances in all competitions.

Liverpool sit sixth in the Premier league with seven points from four games but suffered a shock 3-0 home defeat by West Ham United on Saturday.

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