New Liverpool signing Lazar Markovic has claimed he came to the club in order to win the Premier League, hoping to "be a part of the generation that brings the trophy back" to Anfield.

The winger joined the Merseyside club earlier this summer from Benfica for around £20m.

And after winning domestic leagues at both Partizan and Benfica, he is now confident in replicating his success at the Premier League.

"The competition is fierce but I did not come to Anfield to fight for sixth or seventh place," Markovic said to Liverpool's official website.

"Liverpool and our fans deserve the return of the most important trophy. I would love to be a part of the generation that brings this trophy back to Liverpool. With the Premier League and the Champions League, we'll be going for it on both fronts. There are a lot of reasons for optimism. This club is very ambitious."

The Serbian winger is yet to make his official debut with Brendan Rodgers' side due to a minor injury but he is now set to return to action and eager to play.

"I do not have any fear or stage fright whatsoever. To tell you the truth, I can't wait to start playing for Liverpool. I'm not afraid of challenges. It was the same when they took me on trial at Partizan [Belgrade], when the Benfica offer arrived and when Liverpool signalled that they wanted me in their ranks.

"I believe in myself and in the luck that's following me. I believe in the people in charge of my career. That is why I go with my dreams. I believe Liverpool fans expect a lot from me, and to be honest I expect a lot from myself. The same applies for the people who worked hard to bring me here."

Furthermore, Markovic spoke about how captain Steven Gerrard is helping him settle at Anfield.

"When we say Liverpool most of us think of Steven Gerrard, and that's not only the case with us who were born in the 90s. He is a legend, an icon, the king of the club. Yet still he is completely natural and normal.

"We all listen to him and treat him with the utmost respect. He welcomed me like a true captain and a great gentleman, just like he did with all the other new guys."