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Rodgers wants to further strengthen his squad following Suarez's depatureReuters

Liverpool are on the verge of signing Benfica's Lazar Markovic for £20 million after the winger himself confirmed his move to Anfield.

The 20-year-old, who is reportedly undergoing a medical at Anfield, posted a message on his Facebook page, thanking all the Benfica fans

"Thank you for everything and goodbye," he posted on his official Facebook page.

Later he also added a photo of himself holding a Liverpool shirt with the caption, "Next destination: Liverpool FC!" 

The Serbian, who joined Benfica from Serbian club Partizan Belgrade for an undisclosed transfer fee last summer, played a big hand in helping the Portuguese side's reach the final of the Europa League. However, he wasn't able to participate during Benfica's defeat to Seville in the final due to a suspension.

Now the 20-year-old, who is capable of playing as a winger as well as a striker, is set to become Liverpool's fourth signing this summer following the arrivals of Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana (both from Southampton) and Emre Can (Bayer Leverkusen).

Having sold their talisman Luis Suarez, who picked up the Premier League Golden Boot after netting a record equalling 31 goals from 32 appearances last season, for a reported £75 million to Barcelona, the Reds will be looking to further strengthen their squad with the additional funds.

Meanwhile, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says said he is eagerly waiting for the start of the new 2014-15 campaign.

The 24-year-old, who is currently on holidays, is confident that the Reds will do even better this season, having narrowly missed out on the Premier League title last season.

Although Suarez was the undoubted star for Liverpool last season, it was Sturridge who took the responsibility of finding regular goals when the Uruguayan was unavailable for the first six games due to a ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic towards the end of the 2012/13 season.

And now the former Chelsea striker, who finally ended last season with 21 goals from 29 appearances in the Premier League, said that he wont wait for the new season to start.

"I am looking forward to the future, as I said before, it is going to be a big deal for me and I am really excited," said Sturridge.

"We missed out on winning the league last season, which is kind of hurtful, but we are moving on now and we are looking forward to next season. We are looking forward to a big year, it is going to be a big season and we can't wait to go on as it is going to be amazing," he added.