By Will Butcher
Liverpool fans on Twitter with were impressed on-loan winger Lazar Markovic as he produced a fine display in Hull’s 2-0 loss to Arsenal in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
Markovic, 22, lined up in the number 10 role for Marco Silva’s Hull against the Gunners, as Arsenal secured all three points at the Emirates Stadium.
Alexis Sanchez scored a brace to end Arsenal’s run of two successive defeats, opening the scoring with a scrappy goal from close range before converting a penalty late on.
Serbia international Markovic, who cut short his loan spell with Sporting Lisbon in the summer to join Hull for the second half of the season, starred for the Tigers as they pushed Arsene Wenger’s side until the final whistle.
Liverpool fans commended their on-loan attacker on Twitter for his performance, as he continues to show manager Jurgen Klopp why he may still have a future at Anfield after all.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Lars➕ (@larsf89) February 11, 2017
I see Lazar Markovic is back to being the Serbian Messi in the eyes of a lot of LFC fans. Haha. #LFC
— JetRed07 (@JetRed07) February 11, 2017
Markovic showing exactly what we've been missing, pace & the ability to beat a man. Just a shame he hasn't produced this for #LFC upto now.
— BenS (@SilkyLegend) February 11, 2017
Markovic really trying to leave a good impression at Hull in these couple of games. Fighting hard. #LFC
— Belgrade Red LFC (@YNWA_Serbia) February 11, 2017
— Jameel Khan (@jkishere3) February 11, 2017
Good game today from Markovic, tbf.. #LFC
— Daniel Meldgaard 🇩🇰 (@BoonSaints) February 11, 2017
Markovic has struggled since his move to Merseyside, and has since made loan moves to the likes of Fenerbahce as well as Sporting Lisbon and Hull.
If the former Benfica ace does return to Liverpool with a view to having an impact on the first team, he will find plenty of competition against the likes of Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane.
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