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Liverpool transfer news: Wataru Endo completes move from Stuttgart

Liverpool have accomplished the signing of Japan captain Wataru Endo from VfB Stuttgart for £16m.

The 30-year-old has agreed a four-year deal, topic to a piece allow and worldwide clearance, and his arrival ends Liverpool’s seek for a defensive midfielder.

They didn’t signal Moises Caicedo, regardless of making a British report £111m bid for the Brighton participant, and Romeo Lavia, after Southampton rejected three bids for {the teenager}, as each as a substitute joined Chelsea.

Liverpool as a substitute turned to Endo, who was recognized to new sporting director Jorg Schmadtke from his time within the Bundesliga and admired by Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool, who had a number of midfield accidents final season, have been aware that Endo has a superb health report and scored extremely in Bundesliga statistics for profitable duels and possession, making tackles and profitable headers.

Klopp stated: “I’m actually completely happy. Wataru is a very good participant. I do know on this world of soccer the way it goes and stuff like this, however take a look as a result of he’s a very good participant.

“[He is an] skilled participant, captain of Stuttgart, captain of Japan, speaks good English, good fella, household man, machine on the pitch, good footballer on high of that, sensational angle.

“So, I’m actually completely happy. He’s a very good footballer, very skilled and likes to work extraordinarily onerous.”

Endo turns into Liverpool’s third summer season signing after Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai.

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