Liverpool has completed the signing of Greece defender Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos on a long term for £11.75 million.
The Greek international signed his contract with the Premier League Champions on Monday at Melwood.
He made his first team appearance for Olympiacos in December 2015 and made a total of 86 appearances for the club. He has also won three caps with the Greece national team.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’m very happy, I’m very proud to be here. For me, [it’s] the biggest club in the world. It’s an honour to be here and I will give my best.
“The league here, I like a lot. I watch it on the TV and it was always one dream I had from when I was a kid to come to play in this league and to come through.
“With a lot of work and focus on what I do and what the coach wants, and every day working hard in training, I can be on the highest level.
“[I want] to achieve [our] goals. To win the league again and also to win the Champions League.”
The new signing will wear the no. 21 shirt at Anfield as Klopp believes the lad will create a healthy competition for Andy Robertson.
‘We have watched Kostas for a long time and are really happy that he has joined us. It’s the perfect news before we come back together very soon,’ the manager told the club website.
”He is a very good footballer with an attitude to win and to compete, and I really like his mentality. It fits perfectly with the mood and the desire we have in our dressing room already.
”Kostas knows from personal experience what is required to challenge and succeed domestically and in the Champions League, and he is ambitious for more – just like us.
”For that reason we are delighted to know we’ll have him with us for the years ahead. I’m so pleased.”