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GUARDIAN – Lazar Markovic keen to showcase Liverpool improvement against Chelsea

• Liverpool host Chelsea in Carling Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday• Serbian winger was linked to Chelsea transfer before Liverpool move• José Mourinho admits regret at failing to lure Steven GerrardJosé Mourinho overlooked his credentials but Lazar Markovic claims he has nothing to prove to the Chelsea manager when their paths cross in the Capital One Cup semi-final.The Liverpool winger, who has begun to impress after a subdued start at Anfield, was the subject of long-held interest from Chelsea before joining Brendan Rodgers’ side for £20m from Benfica last summer. Chelsea held talks with the Serbia international’s former club Partizan Belgrade prior to his move to Portugal. Indeed, the then Partizan president Dragan Djuric announced the Stamford Bridge side intended to buy Markovic before loaning him to Benfica for two seasons. Continue reading…

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