Liverpool Football Club have today completed the signing of Nuri Sahin on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.

The 23-year-old passed a medical at Melwood before putting pen to paper on a deal that will see him spend the 2012-13 campaign with the Reds.

Sahin told "I am happy to be here and I am looking forward to playing for Liverpool.

"It makes me proud to have joined such a big club like Liverpool Football Club.

"After the first conversation we had, I was left impressed by Brendan Rodgers. He told me about how he wants to play football and what the goals are he wants to reach with Liverpool.

"I am looking forward to meeting the fans. I hope it will be a nice year with trophies."

Sahin becomes Brendan Rodgers' fourth signing of the summer, following Fabio Borini, Joe Allen and Oussama Assaidi.

The manager said: "We are delighted to welcome Nuri to Liverpool and also to say thank you to Real Madrid for loaning us such an exciting talent.

"Nuri Sahin is a player with great technique and motivation and someone who will fit in smoothly to our playing model.

"We welcome Nuri into the Liverpool family and wish him good luck in his efforts to make us successful in our future."

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