Liverpool have completed a club record signing of £35M by purchasing Andy Carroll from Newcastle United.
The player who turned 22 earlier this month left Newcastle earlier this afternoon, and after undergoing a medical at Melwood this evening completed the deal shortly before the close of the transfer window.
Carroll has scored 11 times in 20 appearances for Newcastle United this season and is expected to be handed the number 9 shirt after Torres handed in a transfer request to move to Chelsea for £50M.
Carroll is set to take the number 9 shirt from Torres.
The player has returned to training after a thigh injury, and could make his debut in time for the Wigan game a week on Saturday.