LIVERPOOL have confirmed the signing of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.
The Spaniard, 29, signed a four-year deal ahead of his move to Anfield.
Liverpool are believed to have agreed a transfer worth £25million including potential bonuses.
The Premier League champions saw off competition from Manchester United to seal the deal.
Thiago 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.
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"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.”
Thiago arrives in England having helped Bayern dethrone Liverpool as kings of Europe by beating PSG in the Champions League final last month.
He spent seven seasons in Germany, having signed from Barcelona in 2013.
The midfielder won the Bundesliga title in every season with Bayern, finishing with 235 appearances for the club.
Thiago – who has 39 caps for Spain – had just a year left on his current deal in Munich before embarking on a new challenge.
He added: “I must adapt to the team as fast as I can in the situation and the context that we are living right now.
“Everything is more compact and we started a little bit later, but still it is football and I think we have to mix all the big things up, all the good things we have.
"I will help the team in a defensive and offensive [way] and also in a mental aspect.
“[The fans] are not more excited than I am, for sure not! It is not about saying words, it is about doing the things.
"I will give my heart on the field to my teammates, the club and also to the fans.”
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