Liverpool midfielder Lazar Markovic failed a last-minute move to RSC Anderlecht on Friday, according to Liverpool Echo.
The Serbian came close to completing a move to the Belgian Pro League club having even travelled to Belgium for talks.
The Reds had agreed a £2.9m deal with Anderlecht for the player, however, the 24-year-old was unable to agree personal terms.
Deadline Day failed move: Lazar Markovic to RSC Anderlecht
Lazar Markovic’s move to Anderlecht failed moments before the transfer deadline.
The deal was called off after the player failed to agree personal terms.
Liverpool were looking to finally offload the midfielder on a permanent basis.
A deal worth £2.9m was agreed with the Belgian club which saw them beat off competition from Greek side PAOK.
Markovic is entering the final year of his contract at Anfield meaning Liverpool are likely to try and sell him again in January.
The Merseyside club were set to take a huge hit on the £20m fee they paid for the player to sign him from SL Benfica back in 2014.
Markovic has been sent out on loan on four occasions.
Last season, he spent half of the campaign with Anderlecht having previously been on loan spells with Fenerbahce, Sporting CP and Hull City.
Liverpool confirmed line-up vs Leicester City
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Jurgen Klopp’s side have so far made a perfect start to the new season.
Liverpool have claimed nine points from nine and are yet to concede even a goal.
Klopp makes one change from his side’s win over Brighton and Hove Albion.
Jordan Henderson returns to the line-up to replace Naby Keita.
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