‘He could be a major player worldwide. Liverpool move will be good for him,’ Serbian coach on Markovic

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Reported Liverpool target Lazar Markovic could become one of Europe's best players according to Serbia's national coach.

Serbia boss Ljubinko Drulovic has been speaking about Lazar Markovic’s mooted move to Liverpool.

Reports over the weekend claimed the Benfica winger was on the verge of a €25million switch to Anfield, and while for now everything is mere speculation, Drulovic certainly thinks it would be a good move were it to happen.

Speaking to Portuguese newspaper Record, the Serbia coach said, “It’ll be good for him and Benfica. Going to a very strong league will help him become a major player worldwide.

“Markovic could prove to become a very important player in Europe.”

The 20-year-old has made waves in Portugal this season with a string of fine performances. But if he did move to Liverpool it would come as a shock following earlier claims that Chelsea had agreed a set fee should he leave the Primeira Liga.

But it seems those reports were untrue or the Blues opted not to move, with numerous media outlets claiming Markovic – who can operate on either flank or as an attacking midfielder – is closing in on a move to Anfield.

The winger is already proving to be a huge talent; but if his national boss is to be believed, he could become one of the very best players not just in the Premier League (if he arrives) but in Europe.

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