Liverpool’s assistant manager Colin Pascoe is sure that £20m summer addition Lazar Markovic will be a success at Anfield, despite a difficult few opening months at the club.
The Serbian winger was one of the Reds’ major targets heading into the summer transfer window after his emergence as one of Europe’s top youngsters on the back of a fine season with Benfica.
Chelsea were also interested in the 20-year-old, but Liverpool swooped and have since been bedding him into their first-team set-up.
The starlet has largely struggled on Merseyside so far, with his handful of performances having been, on the most part, uninspiring.
However, the flying winger is expected to make it into a heavily changed Liverpool XI tonight for the Capital One Cup clash with Swansea, and Pascoe is confident that he will show his worth soon:
“Lazar will definitely come good, he’s a quality player,” he is quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“That’s why we brought him in here. He’s working hard. He stays behind after training to do extra shooting.
“That’s the kind of guy he is. He wants to do well and he’s a winner.
“We’ve had a lot of new players coming in and it takes time for them to all gel together. But they are all quality players and will fit in fine.
“It is just that time where they have to bed in. They are training and working hard. Just give them time and then you’ll see the best of them.”