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Markovic leaves Benfica for Liverpool

Lazar Markovic has completed his transfer to Liverpool.

The Reds have signed the 20-year old Serbian winger from Portuguese club Benfica on a long-term deal for around £20million.

Markovic lands at Anfield after spending just one season with the Portuguese champions following his June 2013 move from Partizan Belgrade.

"I am very happy that I have joined such a great club," he told his new club's official website.

"I hope that I will fulfil the expectations of the supporters, coaches, players, and all connected to the club.

"I have seen what the players are like, I have seen what the supporters are like, and I cannot wait to start playing here.

"I went to Partizan and won the title, I went to Benfica and won the title. Now I have joined Liverpool and want to win the title, 100 per cent."

Markovic becomes Liverpool's fourth signing ahead of the 2014/15 season following striker Rickie Lambert), midfielder Adam Lallana (both from Southampton) and German midfielder Emre Can (Bayer Leverkusen).

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