Confirmed: Liverpool ace hit with FOUR game ban

first_img Lazar Markovic is red carded against Basle Lazar Markovic has been suspended for four European games following his sending off against Basle in December.The Liverpool winger was shown a straight red card in the Reds’ final Champions League group game for catching Behrang Safari in the face with a flick of his hand.The decision to dismiss the Serbian was blasted by Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool supporters and a host of pundits, and was branded the “softest red card ever”.But the Merseyside club did not launch an appeal and a UEFA disciplinary committee has now handed out a strict punishment, with Markovic given an extra game on top of the normal three-match ban for violent conduct because he was sent off when playing for Benfica in a Europa League match last May.He will miss both legs of the last-32 Europa League clash against Besiktas, the first of which is at Anfield on Thursday, as well as the home and away last-16 matches should the Reds progress. 1last_img

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