Brendan Rodgers hails "hugely impressive" Lazar Markovic

Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers gives a thumbs up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on February 8, 2014
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Lazar Markovic is an "exciting" signing for the club.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has expressed his delight at having secured the services of Lazar Markovic from Benfica.

The 20-year-old winger completed his move to the Reds this afternoon having impressed during the Portuguese club's treble-winning 2013-14 campaign.

Rodgers believes that Liverpool have done well to get the Serbian at such a young age and is excited at the prospect of him coming into the team this season.

"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," Rodgers told the club's official website.

"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."

Markovic is Liverpool's fourth signing of the summer, following in the footsteps of Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Emre Can.

Benfica's Serb forward Lazar Markovic celebrates after his team scored the equalizer during the Portuguese league football match Sporting CP vs SL Benfica at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on August 31, 2013
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