Thursday 22 March 2018

Confirmed: Liverpool announce fifth summer signing of busy transfer window

Augsburg defender Ragnar Klavan has completed his move to Liverpool.
Augsburg defender Ragnar Klavan has completed his move to Liverpool.

Press Association

Liverpool have completed the signing of Estonia defender Ragnar Klavan from Augsburg.

The 30-year-old has signed a three-year contract in a deal worth an initial £4.2million plus add-ons.

Klavan is vastly experienced with over 100 caps for his country and four seasons in the Bundesliga and will provide cover at centre-back as Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez both currently have injuries and Tiago Ilori, who could have been a fall-back option, is heading to the Olympics with Portugal.

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The defender is manager Jurgen Klopp's fifth signing, following the arrival of goalkeeper Loris Karius, defender Joel Matip, midfielder Marko Grujic and forward Sadio Mane.

"I'm really honoured to be part of this amazing club, this amazing team," Klavan told

"It's hard to put it into words because it's been a dream of mine for 22 years to come to the Premier League and be a part of this amazing club, Liverpool.

"The Premier League is the most attractive league in the world and you always have amazing players here. This is the home of football."

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