Liverpool newbie asks fans for patience

Lazar Markovic has called on Liverpool supporters to be patient with him as he adapts to English football.

The 20-year-old Serbian signed for the Reds from Benfica over the summer in a £20m deal after earning a reputation as one of the best young players in European football.

But despite being given large chunks of game time by Brendan Rodgers so far this term, the fleet-footed winger has struggled to put in any noteworthy displays.

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At times the Eastern European ace has looked overwhelmed by the pace of the Premier League, with the physical nature also an issue given his slender frame.

Markovic was left out of the starting XI for the Merseysiders’ weekend win at home to West Brom and has now admitted that he will need time to adapt:

“You know how things go in football, I’m getting there and adjusting well,” he is quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

“It will take a little more time but, all in all, I feel okay.

“I feel great there and everybody has been great with me. I could not wish for more. I’m happy and that is the most important thing.

“My team-mate is the legendary Steven Gerrard, the fans love me and Anfield is great. But, as I said, I just need a little bit more time.”

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