I WILL be one of the Prem’s best, says Liverpool newbie

Lazar Markovic is adamant that he can become one of the Premier League’s best players at Liverpool.

The Serbian winger signed for the Reds from Benfica in a £20m deal earlier this summer after building a reputation as one of Europe’s top young players.

Chelsea, among others, chased the 20-year-old as he helped his old side to the Portuguese league title last term, but it was Brendan Rodgers who ultimately won the race for the pacey wide-man.

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Markovic has only played a small amount of minutes for Liverpool in pre-season thanks to injury problems, but now he’s back to full fitness he is in line to make his competitive debut for the Merseysiders against Manchester City tomorrow night, and he’s confident that he will become one of the division’s best players:

“Most likely.” He told The Telegraph when quizzed on the subject. “I am hoping so and I believe I will.”

Markovic went on to say that he’s excited by the prospect of working alongside the incoming Mario Balotelli, and that he believes Liverpool’s squad is good enough to win the title this season:

“Yes, I am excited – I love good players and want to play with good players,” he said.

“We are all competent and good enough to win the title. It’s the confidence that I feel.”