Brendan Rogers: Lazar Markovic amongst the most exciting talents in Europe

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers has called his latest signing Lazar Markovic 'hungry to learn' after describing the 20-year-old as one of the most exciting talents in European Football.

Markovic completed his switch to Anfield on Monday for £20 million from Benfica, joining after a highly successful campaign with the Portuguese club, as he completed the domestic treble and was a beaten Europa League finalist.


The winger comes in to strengthen the Liverpool attack as they prepare for life without Luis Suarez and Rogers believes he has a superb player on his hands to replace the Uruguayan.

The Northern Irishman said: "This is an exciting signing for us and one that improves our squad, in terms of attacking options, for the coming season.

“He was hugely impressive for Benfica last season and has proved he has the ability to produce the goods in European competition as well, which will be important for us.


“Lazar is flexible to play a number of positions, but I like the way he attacks games and is always positive and looking to make something happen. He will fit in with the way we play at Liverpool.

“Getting him at such a young age is also very pleasing for us, because we will be able to work with him to develop his talent within our group and improve him even further.

“He is the sort of character who is hungry to get better and progress; this is what we look for in players.”


I think that Rogers hit the nail on the head when he said 'signing him at such a young age.' We've saw how Roger's has mentored the likes of Raheem Sterling, Phillipe Coutinho and even Daniel Sturridge into top players. 

At just 20, although he has had a superb season at Benfica, Markovic is still inexperienced. Rogers has excellent man-management skills along with being able to nurture players into his method of football and he can do the very same with the Serbian International.

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