Lazar Markovic
Lazar MarkovicReuters

New Liverpool summer signing Lazar Markovic has send a bullish message to the club's supporters, claiming that after winning titles with both Partizan and Benfica his aim is to replicate that at Anfield.

The winger won three Serbian League titles in a row at Partizan, while in just one season at the Portuguese giants he lead his side to three trophies – League, League Cup and Portuguese Cup – as well as the Europa League final.

Asked during his first interview with Liverpool's official website to give a message to the Kop, Markovic said: "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."

Liverpool confirmed Markovic's signing on Tuesday after agreeing to pay around £20m to Benfica, after several weeks of negotiaitons.

Nevertheless, the player expressed his surprise about the Reds' interest.

"It is a surprise being here. I am very happy that I have joined such a great club. I hope that I will fulfil the expectations of the supporters, coaches, players and all connected to the club" Markovic said.

"I was delighted and increased my efforts in playing and training at the prospect of joining such a great club."

Questioned about his conversations with manager Brendan Rodgers, the new signing said: "He told me what position I will be playing in the team and I am here to fulfil his expectations."

"I do not mind [which position I play]. The left side is preferable, but I will play wherever I am asked."

Indeed Rodgers said he values Markovic's ability to play in several positions.

"This is an exciting signing for us and one that improves our squad, in terms of attacking options, for the coming season" Markovic said.

"Lazar is flexible enough to play a number of positions, but I like the way he attacks games and is always positive and looking to make something happen. He will fit in with the way we play at Liverpool."