Lazar Markovic’s loan at Sporting should be his last chance under a Liverpool contract, according to Record.
The newspaper says the Reds are giving the winger his last chance to ‘explode’ in European football, otherwise they will have no intention of keeping him.
Markovic’s loan at Sporting will have no buying option included, meaning that Liverpool are still confident he could return to the club at a decent level.
The Serbian had offers from other European sides and a Championship club, but both him and Liverpool thought Sporting would be the best option.
He was convinced after talking to the manager Jorge Jesus, who had already been his boss at Benfica.
Markovic left Benfica as a star in 2014 when he signed for Liverpool for €25m. After a unimpressive season at Anfield, he was sent on loan to Fenerbahce, where he struggled with injuries and made only 21 appearances.
Reports from Portugal suggested that the doubts about his physical condition is what stopped Sporting from trying to make a permanent deal.