Robbie Fowler admits he's thrilled by Liverpool's decision to add Adam Lallana to the ranks, insisting he's long enjoyed watching the England midfielder.
The 26-year-old became the Reds' second signing of the summer on Tuesday when he finalised his transfer from Southampton.
It's a move that has been met with Fowler's thorough approval, and he believes Lallana's ability to operate in a variety of positions will provide Brendan Rodgers with a number of options next season.
"I think he's a brilliant player - and I'm not just saying that because he's a Liverpool player now," he said.
"I enjoyed watching him last year at Southampton. I think he's got the ability to change tight games.
"He's both footed and can play anywhere along the midfield or the front.
"I don't think we've seen this type of player for a long time in the Premier League where he's got the ability to make space with a little turn or a little flick. I really enjoyed watching him last year.
"Brendan has got options as to where he can play him."