Report: Liverpool midfielder ruled out for rest of the season

By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Lazar Markovic has been ruled out for the rest of the season, according to a report on Turkish website Milliyet.

The campaign is said to be over for the 22-year-old Liverpool midfielder, who is on a season-long loan at Fenerbahce, due to a hamstring injury.

According to Millivet, Liverpool’s medical team advised that Markovic travel to Portugal to be treated by staff from Porto.

The Serbia international has been given a special programme to recover from the latest in a series of injuries to affect his spell in Istanbul.

In total, Markovic has played 20 matches in all competitions this season, scoring two goals, missing as many games as he has figured in.

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He has not appeared in the Turkish league since 5 February as a result of the complicated hamstring problem that has sidelined him for two months.

Liverpool signed Markovic from Benfica for £20million in 2014, but he had a mixed debut campaign at Anfield and was sent out on loan to gain further first-team experience.

In other Liverpool injury news, Roberto Firmino returns to the team that faces Borussia Dortmund on Thursday after recovering from a hamstring injury.