Mohammed Salah was confirmed as an LFC signing earlier after completing his medical late this morning.
It was a case of second time lucky for Liverpool who were originally interested in the player back in January of 2014.
As we reported earlier this week, the transfer fee was just below Liverpool's record - with the player signing a five year deal at Anfield for £34M.
Although he has been on LFC's radar for over 3 years, the Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was apparently also a major admirer of the attacker's talents - pointing to his experience in the Premier League and Champions League.
“Mohamed has the perfect mix of experience and potential – this is a really exciting signing for us
“He knows the Premier League, he has pedigree in the Champions League and he is one of the most important players for his country.
“His record in Italy has been outstanding and he possesses qualities that will enhance our team and squad. I have followed him since he emerged at Basel and he has matured into a really good player.
“I welcome him and his family into our Liverpool family.”
The player himself was carefully choreographed in a number of video excerpts and photo opportunities as the reds promoted the new signing under the hashtag #AnnouncedSalah.
Salah suggested he had been a keen watcher of the reds in the last 12 months
I saw most of the games, they played so good.
Everyone knows Liverpool is a very big club. We have fans everywhere around the world. You can see on Twitter and Facebook that fans are crazy about them. I’m happy for that because I feel the love from the fans. I feel the love from the fans in Liverpool here and I’m happy about that.
I’m excited. Liverpool haven’t won the Premier League for a long time. We have a great team and very good players. I was watching the games last year and everyone was giving 100 per cent to win something. Everyone can see the coach gives everything. I hope to see that together we can give everything to win something for the club, for the supporters and for us.
Salah will officially join on the 1st July and he will take the number 11 shirt off the back of Roberto Firmino - he is handed the even more impressive number 9 shirt.