0% crossing accuracy, 0% shooting accuracy - but £20m man claims he's 'adjusting well' at Liverpool

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Lazar Markovic says he 'feels okay' and needs a little more time to settle in at Anfield.

Put simply, Lazar Markovic's start to his Liverpool career was been one to forget.

The £20 million summer signing from Benfica hasn't scored, hasn't registered an assist and hasn't looked confident at all.

And Liverpool fans will hope confidence is the issue - and not just a lack of ability.

 Premier League TeamPosChances CreatedDribbles WonCrossing Accuracy (%)On Target Shooting Accuracy (%)AppsMins
Lazar Markovic Liverpool FW 3 4 0.00 0.00 4 190
 Champions League TeamPosChances CreatedDribbles WonCrossing Accuracy (%)On Target Shooting Accuracy (%)AppsMins
Lazar Markovic Liverpool FW 0 3 0.00 25.00 1 81

As Opta stats show, the Serb has only created three chances in the Premier League and won four dribbles do far this term. His crossing and shooting accuracy, too, are an astonishingly bad 0 per cent.

During his Champions League start against Basel, meanwhile, he won three dribbles and hit the target just once.

Nevertheless, Markovic is only 20 years of age and says he 'feels great' at Anfield; indeed, he thinks it is only a matter of needing more time to adjust to life on Merseyside.

“You know how things go in football, I’m getting there and adjusting well. It will take a little more time but, all in all, I feel okay," he told Mondo.

“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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