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Five Things We Learned From Liverpool v Real Madrid, Including Markovic Promise And Being Stuck With Balotelli

Liverpool’s reserves surprisingly managed a respectable scoreline

When Brendan Rodgers named his Liverpool team for their Champions League tie against Real Madrid on Tuesday night, many Reds’ fans will have been expecting the worst.

With first choices Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho, and Jordan Henderson on the bench, it looked like the Merseyside club had given up before the game had even started.

However, the thrashing that many expected didn’t occur and here are five things we learnt from that…

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5) Lazar Markovic Could Still Come Good

Lazar Markovic Liverpool

The £20 million summer signing didn’t look completely out of his depth and showed promise when he had the ball at his feet.

Although there is much for the Serb to work on, he may not be the flop that everyone assumes at the moment.

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