Premier League champions Liverpool have confirmed Thiago Alcantara signing in £25m transfer from Bayern Munich on a four-year deal.
The midfielder has signed a four-year deal and will wear the no.6 shirt, which was left vacant after Dejan Lovren‘s departure.
“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,” Thiago told the club’s official website.
“When the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can – and when you win, you want to win more.
“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.”
When asked about his feelings of adding to Thiago to his squad, Klopp replied: “Absolutely great. I’m really happy that it finally worked out and we could just do it.
“It’s very exceptional because, in our situation, a lot of people around us talk constantly – ‘What are you doing? – [then] bam, bam, bam.”
The Spain international is the second new arrival at Anfield this summer, following the acquisition of Greek full-back Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos in August.