Liverpool complete Markovic signing from Benfica

Lazar Markovic is off to Liverpool. Photo: PA

Premier League runners-up Liverpool have strengthened their squad with the arrival of Lazar Markovic from Benfica.

The 20-year-old has joined for an undisclosed fee, reported to be £20million, on what the Barclays Premier League club describe as a "long-term deal".

Markovic is Liverpool's fourth new recruit of the summer, following the arrivals of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Emre Can.

Markovic began his professional career with Partizan Belgrade and won successive Serbian titles with them before leaving last summer to join Benfica.

The 2013/14 season then saw him win a Portuguese treble as well as getting to the Europa League final, where Benfica were beaten by Sevilla.

Regarding his new team, Markovic told liverpoolfc.com: "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."