Sebastian Coates leaves Liverpool for Sunderland on loan

Sunderland have completed the season-long loan signing of Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates.

PRESTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, July 19, 2014: Liverpool's Sebastian Coates in action against Preston North End during a preseason friendly match at Deepdale Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 23-year-old Uruguayn international has played just 24 times for the Reds since signing in August 2011, and it comes as no surprise that he leaves Merseyside on transfer deadline day.