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Contract details, shirt number revealed as Liverpool complete £16.2m Wataru Endo transfer

Waturu Endo signs for Liverpool - pic courtesy of

Waturu Endo signs for Liverpool - pic courtesy of

Liverpool have confirmed that they have completed a deal to sign midfielder Wataru Endo from VfB Stuttgart on a long-term contract, subject to international clearance and work permit application.

The Japan international will become the Reds’ third signing of the summer after finalising personal terms and successfully completing a medical with the club.

Endo will take the No.3 jersey on Merseyside and admits he cannot wait to begin the latest chapter in his career.

He told “I’m very happy right now and I’m so excited to join a big club in Liverpool.

“It feels amazing and this is my dream. It’s always [been] a dream to play [in the] Premier League and with one of the biggest clubs in the world. It’s a dream come true for me.”

Endo has spent the last four seasons at Stuttgart, scoring 15 goals in 133 appearances for the Bundesliga side after initially moving on loan in 2019.

At international level, Endo has won 50 caps for Japan and scored twice. He made four appearances at the 2022 FIFA World Cup as his country reached the last-16 stage.

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Endo added: “It’s going to be the first time for me that I play at Anfield. I can’t wait to play at Anfield in front of Liverpool fans.

“I play as a No.6 and I’m like a bit more [of a] defensive player. I think I can help this club defensively and I will have good organisation in the middle. I think that’s my job.

“I am very excited to join this club and I am looking forward to seeing you at Anfield!”

The Reds are back in Premier League action when they face Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

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