There have ever been good and bad relations in soccer including the ones where a player fails to go to his dream zone just for the refusal on the last moment by the side who had until been aspiring him. This is something that happened with former Benfica midfielder Lazar Marković who had once been aspiring for league side Chelsea. Everything was good until Blues were as well interested in him, but then something changed in the mind of manager Jose Mourinho and he turned down the opportunity to bring his aiming player at much smaller price tag. After facing the ignorance from aspiring side, 20-year-old Serbian international decided to move to another league side Liverpool. Now when both these sides will up against each other in first leg of the Capital One Cup semifinal on Tuesday night, Markovic will counter his favorite players on the field probably for the first time. Reds fans expect him to show best of his class and answer Portuguese manager what he missed last summer. Had Mourinho wanted to sign him, he could have done this at around 12.5 million pounds leaving Benfica’s 50 percent share out of the Serbia international, but after his refusal to initiate a transfer, Portuguese club sold him at much higher price to Liverpool.
Denying of having any revenge type of feeling, promising youngster said, “I will play this match like every other match and I don’t have to prove or show anything to Mourinho. That was Mourinho’s opinion. I don’t know who expected me to sign for Chelsea. I signed for Liverpool and I am extremely happy with my decision. Djuric is the ex-president so what he expected is different to what I expected.
“There was never any pressure from to sign for Chelsea. Of course, there is more motivation to face Chelsea because of them. I am not sure I will be playing from the start but there is motivation to face them. I spoke to Matic before I signed for Liverpool. He told me that this is the best league and it will take time to adjust, because it took him time too, but I will get used to it.
“He said it was an extremely good decision. We will probably text each other before the game. Nothing special — we will just joke about who is going to win and who is going to play better.”