Liverpool have confirmed a deal has been reached to sign goalkeeper Loris Karius from FSV Mainz 05 on a long-term contract.
The 22-year-old completed a medical on Merseyside and put pen to paper at Anfield and will compete for the No 1 spot with Simon Mignolet, who recently signed a new contract.
Karius told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s a very good feeling and it’s an honour to play for a club like this.
“They have a special history and the fans are amazing here, so I look forward to playing at Anfield.
“I know a lot about the club from watching them on TV. The history, everybody who plays football knows. There a lot of things in my head when I think of this club.
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“I spoke to the manager and I had a good feeling afterwards because he told me what he wants to do with the club and with the players.
“It was a good talk with him and after that I was convinced this was the right decision.”