Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren has finally put pen to paper on a long term switch to Anfield and told the Club's website that he can't wait to play 'amazing football'.
The 25-year-old has been linked with the move away from Southampton all summer and is planning to join up with his new team-mates in America later this week.
In his first interview since joining the club, Lovren made his passion for Liverpool clear, telling the Liverpool website: "Liverpool play amazing football so I can’t wait to join up with the team. It is a privilege to be here.”
Brendan Rodgers is attempting to use the Luis Suarez transfer money to improve his side and hopefully bolster a squad that can deal with Champions League football as well as competing in the Premier League next term.
“Liverpool have already bought five players, so you can see the club has big ambitions to carry on and not stop here. Of course, I want to be part of the club’s ambitions.”
The Croatian International has made it clear throughout the summer that he wanted away from St Marys, with Liverpool being his ideal destination, and claimed: “Liverpool have already bought five players, so you can see the club has big ambitions to carry on and not stop here. Of course, I want to be part of the club’s ambitions.”
Lovren scored the winner at Anfield last season and spoke about how it feels to play in front of the Anfield faithful "I played there last season in front of the crowd singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. That is something very special for every player, every sportsman and every fan. I can’t wait to get started.”
Lovren, who appeared at the World Cup this summer, admits to dreaming of a move to Liverpool ever since that victory and said to himself after the game: "One day I hope I'll be able to play here for Liverpool."
Rodgers has been on the look out for a new centre-back all summer and will be pleased to have secured the signature of his number one target, Dejan Lovren.
Talking to the Liverpool website Rodgers said: "This is a very important signing for us and I'm delighted it's completed so Dejan can join up with us on our US tour."
Rodgers will be looking to sure up the defence as he hopes to challenge for the title again next season and believes Lovren is the perfect centre-back to do this.
"He is a commanding and powerful presence and clearly has leadership skills, which is important; he fits the profile of player we are looking for.
"He is still relatively young, so his peak years are ahead of him and I believe he will improve and progress even further with us."
Lovren was crucial for Southampton last season and Rodgers will be hoping he can he can have the same effect at Anfield.
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