Liverpool transfers: Chelsea star backs Lazar Markovic to shine at Anfield

Liverpool transfers: Nemanja Matic backs Lazar Markovic to be a big hit in the Premier League amid Reds link

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Photo: The Sport Review

Nemanja Matic has backed Lazar Markovic to be a huge hit in the Premier League as Liverpool continue to be linked with the Serbian winger.

The Reds are understood to be closing in on a £20m deal for the Benfica forward, who moved to the Portuguese club from Partizan Belgrade last summer.

He’s young, he’ll mature, and then nobody will be able to stop him!

Nemanja Matic

The 20-year-old scored five goals in 26 league games for Benfica last season and played alongside Matic before the midfielder’s switch to Chelsea in January.

And Matic was gushing with praise for the attacker, who he feels has the potential to become one of the best players in Europe.

“What can I say about our Markovic? It was excellent playing with this fantastic kid for six months,” Matic told the Daily Mirror.

“He has such massive potential that if he changed his attitude in training he could be one of Europe’s best players in his position.

“But he’s young, he’ll mature, and then nobody will be able to stop him!”

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba sends fresh message to Man United fans about his future
Gabriel Martinelli
Mikel Arteta sends Arsenal warning to Gabriel Martinelli
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Chelsea FC v Brighton
Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood during lockdown (Photo: Mason Greenwood / Instagram)
'I've been really impressed': Ole Gunnar Solskjaer raves about Man United star Mason Greenwood
Tammy Abraham
Thomas Tuchel sends clear message to Chelsea FC star Tammy Abraham
Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba sends fresh message to Man United fans about his future
Gabriel Martinelli
Mikel Arteta sends Arsenal warning to Gabriel Martinelli
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Chelsea FC v Brighton
Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood during lockdown (Photo: Mason Greenwood / Instagram)
'I've been really impressed': Ole Gunnar Solskjaer raves about Man United star Mason Greenwood
Tammy Abraham
Thomas Tuchel sends clear message to Chelsea FC star Tammy Abraham
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature