Liverpool set to spend Luis Suarez cash on Lazar Markovic
Benfica winger set to arrive at Anfield for £25 million as part of Liverpool’s squad rebuilding
July 7th, 2014
Liverpool have accepted that the future doesn’t include Luis Suarez although the cash received from Barcelona will be gratefully received.
The Uruguayan’s departure will ultimately fund a string of new signings at Anfield, with Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Emre Can already at the Merseyside club, while Lazar Markovic is set to put pen to paper this week.
The Serbian started out with Partizan Belgrade before signing for Benfica in 2013, with the winger’s bright performances for the Portuguese club catching the eye of Brendan Rodgers.
The 20-year-old is set to have a bright future and should provide competition for places, with Raheem Sterling potentially operating on the other flank as Liverpool continue to strengthen their attacking options.
Meanwhile, Dejan Lovren has claimed that his head is already at Anfield despite the Merseyside club having so far failed to agree a price with Southampton when it comes to the signature of the central defender.
The Croatian has made no secret of wanting to sign for Liverpool and play Champions League football, with Lovren saying: “Liverpool sent a £20m offer and they [Southampton] paid £9m for me, so they would’ve earned twice the amount”.
“At this point, I don’t know what I’ll do and I don’t like it. It was unbelievable that a few days ago I had an offer of 20 million pounds. It was in the morning and by the afternoon the club had said I was not for sale. Frankly, my head is already at Liverpool.
“Liverpool sent the offer and the club haven’t informed me. I found out about the bid from other people which disappointed me and I realised I’ve got no business staying at Southampton.”