Liverpool duo Andre Wisdom and Lazar Markovic are edging closer to the exit doors at Anfield after being deemed surplus to requirements. Celtic are said to be interested in the former, while AC Milan are leading the race for the Serbian's signature.

Jurgen Klopp has made it clear that he will allow players, who are not going to be first-team regulars to leave the club this summer, and the duo have not featured in the manager's plans thus far this season. According to the Liverpool Echo, former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen on taking Wisdom to Celtic Park as he looks to bolster his defence ahead of their league and European campaign.

The 23-year-old defender, who can play centrally or at full back, has not featured for the Liverpool first-team since 2013 and has spent the last three seasons on loan, with the most recent being at Norwich City. His 22 appearances for the Merseyside club came under Rodgers, and the Northern Irishman is keen to be reunited with his former player.

Markovic, on the other hand, will be allowed to leave on loan this summer, with the club not ready to part with him on a permanent basis. AC Milan, according to the Sun, have shown serious interest in signing the Serbia international, but there is also interest from Bundesliga side Schalke.

The 22-year-old was unimpressive during his debut season with the Reds after signing from Benfica in a £20m ($26.1m) deal in 2014. He was subsequently loaned out to Fenerbahce by Rodgers last season, but failed to impress after injury wrecked his campaign. Markovic is unlikely to get a look in under Klopp this season following the arrival of Sadio Mane, and therefore will be allowed to leave on a season-long loan before the close of the transfer window on Wednesday (31 August).

Lazar Markovic
Lazar Markovic is yet to make an appearance under Jurgen Klopp this season and will be allowed to leave on loan Getty

Apart from the duo, the Merseyside club are looking to offload a number of other players as well, including Mario Balotelli, Luis Alberto and Tiago Ilori. The Italian forward failed to settle at Anfield and is not surplus to requirements. FC Sion and Palermo have confirmed talks with the striker, but the striker's high wages are a concern for the clubs.