The Reds have completed the signing of Jordan Henderson from Sunderland for a fee believed to start at £16 million. It contains some additional payments potentially but does not at this stage include David Ngog going the other way.
Sunderland have expressed interest in Ngog but at the moment the transfer has happened without him.
Reds director of football Damien Comolli was really pleased that the signing had been completed prior to the midfielder going off on England U21 duty. Comolli stated that he admired the qualities of the player and that the early transfer of a number one target was crucial for the club moving forwards.
The signing means that Henderson will be able to take a part in pre-season with the Reds rather than appearing at the last minute as signings have in the past few summers.
The player arrives from Sunderland where he broke through back in 2008 and for the past two seasons has been voted the clubs young player of the year.
The player himself was understandably elated at the move to Anfield although did talk through the move with family before it happened. Henderson had been brought through the Sunderland academy system from seven years old and is a Sunderland fan.
He admitted that training just once with Reds captain Steven Gerrard whilst on England duty was great and that he could only learn from the Reds star.