Markovic, though, did hit the back of the net - impressing many onlookers as he delivered a vibrant first-half performance against the Black Cats.
And Aldridge believes Liverpool fans are finally starting to see the 20-year-old's potential.
We,ll take that v good 1st half,3 points and a clean sheet!markovic,s best game for us,showed a lot of the potential we've been waiting for.— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) January 10, 2015
A number of young faces impressed at Sunderland during the day's early kick-off, as the Reds looked unperturbed throughout the course of the 90 minutes.
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As Opta stats show, Markovic was his side's second-best dribbler on the day, while the Serb also took 59 touches of the ball at the Stadium of Light.
But, while Philippe Coutinho won more dribbles and created more chances than the summer signing, he also fired off target while in space on numerous occasions.
It was Markovic who provided the clinical touch that ultimately gave Liverpool all three points against Sunderland and, for that, the 20-year-old deserves all the plaudits. Now to keep this kind of form up and banish the memories of his early Anfield struggles.