Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers sings Lazar Markovic’s praises

Brendan Rodgers backs new signing Lazar Markovic to have a big impact at Liverpool next season

Brendan Rodgers is backing Lazar Markovic to have a big impact at Liverpool next season.

The Serbia international joined the Anfield club from Portuguese champions Benfica last week and the Reds boss is expecting big things from the 20-year-old.

He’s good in the duel but he also works hard so he doesn’t just run forward quickly

Brendan Rodgers

“Young Markovic is a really exciting talent,” said Rodgers. “He’s the kind of player I like, who can beat people in one versus one [situations].

“He’s good in the duel but he also works hard so he doesn’t just run forward quickly, he runs back even quicker, which is important.

“That’s the key for us. We’ve got hungry players – players who want to do their best for Liverpool, are technically and tactically gifted but have the personality to work. I’m excited by them all.”

Rodgers also reserved praise for fellow new signing Adam Lallana following his move to Anfield from Southampton.

“Adam Lallana, as you’d expect, is a wonderful talent and we’ve seen that over the last couple of years in the Premier League,” said Rodgers.

“I’ve watched him since he was a young player and I’ve seen his progression. In this very short period of time of working with him, I’ve realised what a good man he is.

“We do our homework on the players, on their character, before they come in. He’s a great human being, he’s here because he’s hungry and wants to fight for Liverpool.”

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