Serbia international Lazar Markovic is no Luis Suarez, and it appears Liverpool will need to continue looking at strengthening their attack. He is, though, a winger with frightening potential for the years ahead.
At the age of 17, he was starring for Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League against the likes of Inter Milan. Playing from the left-flank and drifting on to his favoured right foot, his ability to run with the ball at pace was a clear indication that he was bound for big things.
At Benfica for just one season, he has already enticed Liverpool to make their move. While he started slowly in Portugal, he began to show his true potential once he hit his stride later in the year, and fans of the Reds will hope he continues in that vein.
He is not the finished product yet and may still need some time to adapt given his relative youth and inexperience. His attitude, though, is said to be excellent, and under Brendan Rodgers’ guidance, he could go on to fulfil his enormous potential.