The financial gain that Liverpool will get from Lazar Markovic’s transfer to Fulham on Deadline Day

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By Daniel Moxon – @dmoxon_

When it comes to the notion of getting rid of Lazar Markovic, I challenge you to find one single Liverpool fan who would have cared whether or not we got any money for him – I know a number of people that would have paid Fulham to take him.

The most significant thing is that he is off the wage bill, which is something we’ve all been wanting for a long time.

Yet somehow, incredibly, miraculously, not only did the Reds achieve this, but they also managed to get some money out of Tony Khan and the Cottagers.

BBC Merseyside reported on Friday morning that the Anfield club would receive £1.7m in “fees and wages” from Fulham for the former-Benfica wide-man, who joins another Liverpool reject Ryan Babel as Claudio Ranieri looks to save their top-flight status.

It is thought though that this figure is inclusive of the wages that Liverpool will be saving over the course of the last few months of his contract at Anfield, so the actual fee that the London club will actually pay is nominal.

Still, who cares – one of the last relics of the era of terrible decision making when it comes to the club’s transfer policy has finally been excavated from the books, and that is certainly something about which we can all be pleased.

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