Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic avoided serious injury while on international duty with Serbia.
Markovic limped out of Serbia’s 1-1 draw against Armenia in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier Saturday. It was widely reported that Markovic had suffered a muscle tear that would sideline him for at least a few weeks, but those reports were erroneous.
Markovic, 20, participated in Serbia’s practice session Monday. Markovic then confirmed his availability to play for his country when it faces Albania on Tuesday in Belgrade, Serbia with a post on his Facebook page.
Liverpool has endured plenty of misfortune during international breaks in 2014-15. Emre Can, Joe Allen and Daniel Sturridge were felled during the September break, and Dejan Lovren became the injury bug’s latest victim last week.
However, Liverpool will be encouraged by Markovic’s news. His Anfield career is off to a slow start, having failed to score or register an assist in his first six games with the Reds. Serious injury only would have hampered his adaptation to life at Liverpool and in the Premier League.
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