Liverpool duo Lazar Markovic and Sheyi Ojo may be playing their football elsewhere next season, with their omission from the club’s pre-season squad putting their futures in doubt.
Markovic spent last season out on loan at Sporting CP and Hull City, and has not featured for the Reds in a competitive fixture since 2015.
As for Ojo, the winger looks set for a loan move to either Newcastle or Middlesbrough, after manager Jurgen Klopp agreed to a ‘temporary move’ for the player.
And with the squad travelling to Hong Kong to play in the Audi Cup – where they will feature against Crystal Palace, and the winner/loser of West Brom or Leicester City – The Times have reported that Ojo, Markovic are joining Mamadou Sakho and Cameron Brannagan as amongst those left at home.
Ojo, Markovic & Sakho have not travelled to Hong Kong. Ojo linked with a loan move while the latter two may need to find new clubs.
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) July 16, 2017
After being quizzed about whether Sakho would feature for the Reds again, Klopp said that the player needs to get ‘100% fit again’. The Frenchman impressed last season while on loan at Crystal Palace, with the club weighing up whether to make an offer for the defender.
However, Lucas Leiva looks almost certain to leave the club this summer, as a £5m switch to Lazio is on the verge of completion.
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