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Lazar Markovic joins Fenerbahce on season-long loan from Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers, Lazar Markovic, Arsenal v Liverpool, Premier League
Image: Lazar Markovic scored three times in 23 appearances for Liverpool last season

Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has signed a season-long loan deal at Fenerbahce.

The 21-year-old Serbia international had been linked with a move to the Turkish giants earlier this week and had not featured for Brendan Rodgers' side as yet this season after making his Reds debut 12 months ago.

Liverpool confirmed the news on Twitter, saying: "Lazar Markovic has completed a season-long loan switch to @Fenerbahce, #LFC can confirm."

Fenebahce tweeted: "Welcome To Lazar Markovic! (@LMarkec50)."

he Serbian moved to Anfield last summer in a £20m transfer from Portuguese side Benfica.

He scored just three goals last season against Bournemouth, Sunderland and Tottenham. He started only 23 games from a possible 58 last term, and hasn't been involved at all so far this season.

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He will now team up with former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie.

Fenerbahce will play in the Europa League group phase, where they will face Scottish champions Celtic, Ajax and Molde.

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