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Another transfer debacle for Liverpool with the Luis Suárez money.
Markovic had impressed on the wing for Benfica following his transfer from Partizan, but eye-brows were still raised at the size of the fee following his move to Brendan Rodgers team.
An underwhelming first season saw him make less than 20 appearances and find the back of the net just twice, and one of those was in the League Cup. In August 2015 he joined Fenerbahçe on a season-long loan, and then in 2016-17 he was loaned out again, firstly to Sporting Lisbon and then to Hull City.
Having just lost Luis Suárez to Barcelona, Liverpool fans held their breath to see who manager Brendan Rodgers and the club would bring in as his replacement. Not many would have had Balotelli at the the top of their shopping list. The signing of the controversial Italian always felt like a strange fit, and so it proved as it was 6 months until he notched his first goal in the Premier League, a poor return compared to the goal-every-other-game that Anfield had become accustomed to with Suárez.
Things didn't exactly improve after that first league goal either - he never scored another!
Balotelli's record of 1 goal in 16 Premier league matches saw him farmed out on loan back to AC Milan in 2015-16, and he didn't play for Liverpool again.
On transfer deadline day at the start of the 2016-17 season it was announced that he'd joined French club OGC Nice on a free transfer, leaving Liverpool's accountants, hierarchy and supporters to wonder what else they could have done with that 16 million pounds.