Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has been speaking to Liverpoolfc.com about his performance against Sunderland last weekend.
The £20million summer signing scored the winning goal against the Black Cats and he almost netted a wonderful second only to see his effort strike the woodwork and then goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon before going out of play.
Had that shot gone in, it would have been emphatic proof that he is worth the considerable outlay Liverpool paid Benfica, but while it did not there is no doubt the 20-year-old is growing into his role at Anfield after a shaky start.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Markovic said, “If it had gone in, it would have been the best goal of my career.”
The player went on to suggest why he had attempted the looping volley.
“I have watched other players and picked it up from them,” he said. “I had a go in the match.”
It was not to end with glorious celebration but the very fact he tried shows his confidence and talent, and anyone who watched Markovic during his time in Portugal will know he has a penchant for the sublime.
In time Liverpool will discover just what a wonderful talent they have signed, with Markovic having all the hallmarks to be a future great, both for his club and his country.