Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana has completed his switch to Liverpool, the club announced on its website.
The winger has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield throughout the summer, and now has tied to a long-term deal with the club after passing his medical at Melwood. The deal has been reported to have cost Liverpool £25m.
Speaking to reporters, the 26-year-old midfielder said, "I'm so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool. I'm quite humbled and I just can't wait to get started.”
"Hopefully I can settle in quickly, and I will give it my best throughout the whole time I'm here. I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I'm here, because that's why I'm here - for success," he added.
Lallana came into the spotlight last season following a stellar campaign with the Saints, with him breaking into the Barclays Premier League Team of the Year for 2013-14.
He will be wearing the number 20 shirt for the Reds.
Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool’s head coach, expressed his excitement with the club’s latest acquisition. He told LiverpoolFC.com, “We are delighted to have secured the services of one of the Premier League's top talents in signing Adam Lallana. What is apparent about Adam is that his character is on a par with his talent.”
"He is an exceptional young man and someone who has a love for the game - and, most importantly, a desire to progress and improve,” he added. “I'm excited about working with Adam and helping him to progress even further."