Liverpool have confirmed that Lazar Marković will continue his development on loan at Fenerbahçe, after the winger only started 11 Premier League games during his first season at Anfield. The Merseysiders secured the services of the 21-years-old winger from Benfica last summer for around £20m ($30.8m) as part of a summer overhaul which followed the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.
Brendan Rodgers opted then to fill the gap left by the Uruguay international with the additions of nine new players in Alberto Moreno, Mario Balotelli, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Lazar Marković, Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, Javier Manquillo and Divock Origi. But after most of them struggled to make the impact expected, the Serbian becomes the fourth player signed last summer to leave the club after they sent Balotelli back to Milan on loan, sold Lambert to Wes Brow and decided to cancel Manquillo two-season loan agreement with Atletico Madrid.
"Lazar Marković has completed a season-long loan switch to Fenerbahçe," the club confirmed. "The 21-year-old winger will spend 2015-16 with the Turkish club, who finished second in the Super Lig last term. Marković has made 34 appearances and scored three goals for the Reds since being signed from Benfica last summer."
Rodgers last week claimed that Marković's then expected move to the Turkish side will not mean the end of his career at Anfield as insisted he still has a future at the club. Nevertheless and following the introduction of Jordon Ibe to the first-team he has opted to send him on loan to Fenerbahçe in order to get more playing time.