Liverpool have officially announced the signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, the Premier League champions' second signing of the summer.
The 29-year-old, who has moved for a reported £25 million, had just one year left on his contract at the Bundesliga club and recently helped them win the Champions League.
In a statement on the club website the new signing said, "I think it's an amazing feeling. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here.
"When the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can - and when you win, you want to win more. I think this club describes what I am as well; I want to achieve all of the goals, win as many trophies as possible.
"It also [has] this kind of family [feeling] that I need because we [like to] have a very close relationship with the club and I think I will feel this, I will have this feeling, with this club as well."
A̶n̶n̶o̶u̶n̶c̶e̶ ̶T̶h̶i̶a̶g̶o̶- Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 18, 2020
THIAGO ANNOUNCED :fist::red_circle:
Liverpool easily won the Premier League last season, their first league title in 30 years, beating former champions Manchester City by 18 points, with Manchester United in third, another 15 points back.
Before Friday they had only added left back Kostas Tsimikas to the squad this summer but have now been linked with adding a forward to the side.
Both Wolves' Diogo Jota and recently relegated Islamia Sarr from Watford have been linked with Jurgen Klopp's team, as he looks for back up for his front three.
Earlier on Friday it was reported that the Reds had made a move for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele on loan.
Before the summer Liverpool were expected to sign then RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, but the German instead joined Chelsea.
Werner will face Klopp's side on Sunday when Frank Lampard's Blues host the Reds for the first time since their on pitch argument at the end of last season.
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