Brendan Rodgers has stated that newly signed Liverpool trio Lazar Markovic, Mario Balotelli and Alberto Moreno will gain a lot from being able to sample the Anfield atmosphere tomorrow when the club face Aston Villa at home, as reported by the Daily Star.
Italian international Balotelli moved to Liverpool towards the end of the transfer window from AC Milan for a cut price fee of only £16 million. Despite questions over his attitude and his willingness to apply himself as a result, there is a belief that the cost was far less than he is actually worth.
Moreno, who joined Liverpool from Europa League winners Sevilla, was part of an extended saga during the summer transfer window, which required significant negotiations between the Anfield club and the La Liga side. He ultimately joined Liverpool for £12 million.
Markovic is regarded as one of the hottest young talents in Europe, and Liverpool secured his signature from Benfica for £20 million.
With all three potentially available for tomorrow, Rodgers feels playing at Anfield for the first time will be an exciting moment for them.
Rodgers said: “It’ll be brilliant for them.
“It’ll be great for them to sample the support and playing in that cauldron of Anfield.
“It’s a special place to play football – it certainly is to manage. I know the players are looking forward to that.”