CONFIRMED: Liverpool sign Ragnar Klavan

Liverpool FC's latest signing is 30 year old Estonian captain Ragnar Klavan.

The player arrives at Anfield with more than 500 club and international caps under his belt, and with extensive experience of the Dutch Eredivisie and the German Bundesliga.

Ragnar is a tough tackling centre-back, also known for his ability to bring the ball out of defence.

Ragnar Klavan signs for Liverpool

Injuries to Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez have rendered the reds a little light at the back.  Experienced players Martin Skrtel and Kolo Toure have also left Anfield this summer.  Steven Caulker who arrived on loan in the winter has also left the club.

The club did bring in Joel Matip on a free transfer from Schalke.  Matip had suffered a slight knock in the pre-season win over Wigan but a scan has revealed no serious damage and he will be joining the rest of the squad on their tour to the United States.

Klavan has spent the past four seasons at Augsburg where he has been a central figure in the side.  He faced the reds last season twice when the the two sides faced each other in the last 32 of the Europa League.  It was a 0-0 draw at Augsburg but the reds won through 1-0 at Anfield thanks to a James Milner penalty in the 5th minute.

He is predominantly left footed and could be a useful addition to the reds set-pieces with his ability in the air.  Klavan is believed to be an Arsenal fan - the reds travel to the London club for the first game of the Premier League season.

Speaking to the official site after signing, Ragnar said:

“I’m really honoured to be part of this amazing club, this amazing team.

“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.”

Klavan gives interview after signing for Liverpool

Good luck at Liverpool.

3 comments on
CONFIRMED: Liverpool sign Ragnar Klavan

  1. Good luck at Anfield. Was a shame to see Toure go – arguably ended the season as our best centre-back!

    While Ragnar may not be a first team regular hopefully he can push the first team regulars into more consistent performances!

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