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Liverpool happy to let inconsistent midfielder leave club before deadline

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With less than a week to go before the summer transfer window closes, there are no immediate signs that Liverpool will be bringing in any new faces before August 31.

However, according to the Liverpool Echo today, the Anfield club are doing their best to off-load some of those players who have struggled to impress Jurgen Klopp during his time at the club.

Mario Balotelli's search for a new club is well documented and, now, he looks set to be joined in securing a loan move away from Liverpool by misfit midfielder Lazar Markovic.

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Per the Echo, the Serbian midfielder has been made available for loan by Liverpool and the club is open to considering offers as they look to fine tune their squad for the coming months.

Having arrived on Merseyside in 2014 in a £20 million deal with Benfica, Markovic has proved a rather expensive flop to this point.

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He spent the entire 2015-16 campaign out on loan at Fenerbache after failing to impress in 34 appearances for the Reds in 2014-15, but was hoping to put himself in Klopp's plans over the summer.

Clearly, though, after failing to even get on the bench for any of Liverpool's three games this season, his future at Anfield looks bleak and another spell away from the club is perhaps best for all involved.

A speedy winger who has shown flashes of his potential in a Liverpool shirt, fans and staff alike have become frustrated with the Serbian's inability to have a consistent impact.

Where next?

At present, AC Milan appear the favourites to offer Markovic a chance of regular season football but there is also thought to be interest from Schalke and Sporting Lisbon.

With the likes of Balotelli and Mamadou Sakho also being urged to accept loan moves, it looks like Klopp and co. are focussing on trimming their first team squad, rather than adding to it, as deadline day approaches.

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