Liverpool have signed Spanish left-winger Albert Riera from Espanyol, completing the move just hours before the closure of the transfer window.
Riera moves to Anfield on a four year contract in deal thought to have an Â£8million transfer fee attached. He is likely to make his debut for the Reds against Manchester United in the Premier League on September 13th, after the international break.
Manager Rafael Benitez hopes Riera will help create more chances for the strikers. On his arrival, he said, “Riera has the qualities we were looking for. He’s a left footer who normally plays on the left wing, he’s good in the air, strong, powerful and a good crosser of the ball.
“He’s the kind of player we have been talking about. He can beat players and get good deliveries into the area for our strikers.”
The club have confirmed that Riera will wear the number 11 shirt.