Kenny Dalglish believes the signing of Luis Suarez from Ajax is a statement of intent from Liverpool Football Club and its owners.
We caught up with the boss to get his reaction to news that the Uruguay international has signed a five and a half year deal at Anfield.
Here is what Dalglish had to say:
How pleased are you that Liverpool have completed a deal for Luis Suarez?
We're delighted. He's got a fantastic goalscoring record. He's played in the World Cup and scored goals, he's played for Ajax and scored goals. I think he'll really excite the fans and it's great credit to the new owners, John and Tom, who've put a stamp down. They promised there would be funds available during this window and maybe there were one or two sceptics who doubted that - but there's no way they can doubt it now. They have certainly shown their ambition for this football club and their determination to take this football club forward. It's also a great reward for the supporters and the players who have been fantastic since I came in three or four weeks ago. All round it's a fantastic day for Liverpool Football Club. It should be and it will be warmly received.
Would you describe this as a statement of intent from the club, then?
The ambition of the club is there for all to see. We said when we knew money would be available that we'd do our best to spend it responsibly and I think this is a signing that reflects everything that's beneficial to Liverpool Football Club. Everyone can be happy - they (the owners) have stuck to their word. This is a great lift for everybody at the football club.
What are his main qualities?
He scores goals. He's quick, he's intelligent, he's had a fantastic education at Ajax and we're looking forward to working with him and seeing him. Fingers crossed everybody will be happy.
There are examples of players arriving from Holland and not living up to their reputation - how confident are you Luis has what it takes to succeed in the Barclays Premier League?
There are always people who've come across and failed but I don't know why anyone would look at the negativity when someone comes in. He's different from everybody else - this is the first time Luis Suarez has come here. We wouldn't have brought him in if we didn't think he was going to adapt.
He's been handed the No.7 shirt that you made famous - how hopeful are you Luis Suarez can add his name to the list of great No.7s to have played for LFC?
No, I didn't make it famous - Kevin Keegan made it famous and I was fortunate to come to a fantastic football club and have the No.7.
But it's a great list of players and it'd be great if he could add his name to that list...
We just want him to be himself and come and play. We're not putting any pressure on him whatsoever other than to give his best. We're not going to put comparisons up with anyone from the past. Certainly he's a better player than Kevin or I now!