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Liverpool To Sign Lazar Markovic And Divock Origi

07/07/2014 09:11 BST | Updated 07/07/2014 12:59 BST

Liverpool have moved swiftly to replace the outgoing Luis Suárez by agreeing deals with Benfica for Lazar Marković and Lille for striker Divock Origi.

Origi, who started in Belgium's World Cup quarter-final defeat to Argentina, will cost £10 million while it is expected winger Marković will move to Anfield for £25m.

Liverpool have already brought in Emre Can, Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana for a combined £39.5m and the latest two transfers will take their spending up to £73.75m.

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Origi scored for Belgium against Russia in the World Cup group stage

The Reds also had a £20m bid rejected for Southampton's Croatia centre-back Dejan Lovren at the weekend, although the 25-year-old is determined to force through the move.

Suárez could complete his protracted transfer to Barcelona for £75m this week, although it is unlikely Alexis Sánchez will move in the opposite direction.

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Marković has attained 12 caps with Serbia

Origi, 19, scored Belgium's winner against Russia last month and was preferred to Romelu Lukaku in the knockout stages.

Marković, 20, only joined Benfica from Partizan Belgrade last year and helped them to the Portuguese title and Europa League final.