Liverpool midfielder Lazar Markovic denies celebrating Red Star win

Liverpool midfielder Lazar Markovic has denied celebrating Red Star Belgrade’s win over his team online.

The £20m man explained that as a former Partizan Belgrade player, there’s no way he would celebrate a Red Star win – especially when it comes against his current team.

He tweeted: “Dear people , I made “like” to the picture with Serbian flags. I’m an ex Partizan Belgrade player and big supporter. As such obviously I couldn’t jump around celebrating Red Star Belgrade winning the match. Specially not against LFC . Thank you all!”

Partizan and Red Star enjoy a fierce rivalry in Serbian. The game between the two sides has been dubbed as “one of European football’s most bitter rivalries”.

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