Liverpool FC can confirm that defender Sebastian Coates has today completed a permanent transfer to Sunderland.
The Uruguayan spent the entire 2014-15 campaign on loan with the Black Cats, making 13 appearances in all competitions.
Now the north east club have sealed a deal to take the 24-year-old to the Stadium of Light.
Coates arrived at Anfield in August 2011 and played 24 times for the Reds.
He scored two goals in Liverpool colours, including a stunning acrobatic volley against Queens Park Rangers three years ago.
Everyone at the club wishes Sebastian all the best for the future.