The strange phenomenon that is Lazar Markovic’s Liverpool career is set to take another turn.
The Serbia international was supposed to be spending this season on loan at Sporting Lisbon, but after enduring an unhappy few months in Portugal, he is expected to cut that spell short.
However, the Liverpool Echo have quickly confirmed that he still isn’t going to be seen in a red shirt any time soon.
Rather than linking up with Jurgen Klopp’s other players at the Melwood training camp, the winger is to be sent on loan again – with Hull City looking the most likely destination.
Tigers boss Marco Silva is desperate for new acquisitions given his horrific injury problems.
Markovic has played for Liverpool just 19 times since joining for £20million in 2014, and he has also spent a short spell away at Fenerbahce.
The 22-year-old now requires Sporting to allow him to return, as there is no official break clause in his loan agreement.
Even so, it’s hard to see the Primeira Liga side standing in his way.