Former teammate of Nigerian international Anthony Ujah at Mainz, Loris Karius have joined Liverpool for £4.7m.
The 22-year-old goalkeeper completed a medical with the Merseyside outfit on Tuesday afternoon and competition from Liverpool’s current number one Simon Mignolet for a first-team spot next season.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Karius said: ‘It’s a very good feeling and it’s an honour to play for a club like this.
‘They have a special history and the fans are amazing here, so I look forward to playing at Anfield.
‘I know a lot about the club from watching them on TV. The history, everybody who plays football knows. There a lot of things in my head when I think of this club.
‘I spoke to the manager and I had a good feeling afterwards because he told me what he wants to do with the club and with the players.
‘It was a good talk with him and after that I was convinced this was the right decision.’
An excited Liverpool manager who also coached Mainz before moving to Dortmund said about the new signing.
‘I am delighted we have signed Loris, he has had a fantastic season with Mainz and has developed into a very good goalkeeper since his return to Germany.
‘I am really pleased that we were able to move so quickly to get him and that Loris has shown such a desire to come to Liverpool with a lot of other clubs interested in him.
‘I know he will add to the quality we have in this position and I look forward to working with him and all our players when we return for pre-season.’