Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is looking forward to playing alongside Naby Keita when his fellow midfielder joins from RB Leipzig next year.
A deal has been struck to bring the highly rated 22-year-old Guinea international to Anfield from July 1, 2018, for a club record fee.
When asked about the increased competition for places which Keita’s arrival will herald, Henderson said: “If you play for top teams, you are going to sign good players.
“I have seen Naby play quite a few times and he looks a top, top player. There have been a lot of transfer rumours over the summer and thankfully we ended up doing the business. OK, he comes next year, but I am sure the club are delighted to get him, because he will be a real addition to the squad and will hopefully help us over the next few years.”