Will Liverpool’s £20m man set the Premier League alight this season?
Liverpool made a huge number of signings this summer spending well in excess of £100m. One of their biggest of the window was the Serbian Lazar Markovic for £20m from Benfica.
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Markovic has hardly featured so far due to a hamstring injury, making just two substitute appearances. He has impressed on both occasions though, and will be keen to feature more for Brendan Rogers’ side.
He has been tipped to start against Aston Villa tonight, and he has been talking about his possible debut with the Liverpool Echo.
“I can’t wait to play at Anfield for the first time, I am very excited. I’ve watched other games at Anfield from the stands but hopefully this time I’ll be out there,” he said.
“I know the atmosphere will be amazing and I want to sample that.”
“I’m feeling good physically. The injury was annoying and it meant I wasn’t able to play as much as I wanted but that’s behind me now.”
“Whether I start or not is down to the manager but I’m prepared and I want to get out there and show the fans what I can do.”
It’s been quite some time since Liverpool last won the Premier League, and having won titles with both Partizan Belgrade and Benfica Markovic will certainly be looking to add to his medal collection.
“I think this is the best league in the world with the most exciting football.” said Markovic.
“It’s very fast with a lot of goals and lots of open, attacking football. That suits me.”
“This team can go far this season and I know we can challenge for the title.”
“We also have the Champions League to aim for. That’s a competition I’ve played in before and it’s the one where all top players want to play. We will have an important role to play in that but for the moment our focus is on the Premier League and getting three points against Villa.”
He is still young so has plenty of time to grow, but is also someone who can have an immediate impact for Liverpool. Brendan Rogers’ team have been decent so far so it’s hard to know who will make way for the Serbian, but if he does start it’s clear he is rearing to go and eager to get this new chapter of his career started.