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Liverpool have confirmed they have completed the deal in bringing Sadio Mane to Anfield on Tuesday. The Senegalese forward arrives at the Merseyside club from Southampton after agreeing a long-term contract with the Reds.

"Liverpool Football Club can confirm they have completed the signing of Sadio Mane from Southampton," a statement read on Liverpool's official website.

"The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a long-term contract after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms at Melwood. He will officially become registered as a Reds player on July 1."

After joining Liverpool, Mane expressed his delight on following the footsteps of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne as the recent players to swap Southampton for the Anfield club.

"Today is a big day and I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe. It's a club that has won a lot of trophies and has a big history," Mane told his new club's official website.

"Now I am looking forward to meeting all the staff and my teammates and starting the season."

Mane was signed by Ronald Koeman from Red Bull Salzburg in 2014. The African forward has impressed for the Saints during his time at the St Mary's Stadium, scoring 25 goals for the South Coast club.

His versatility will be a boost for Jurgen Klopp as he prepares for his first full season as Liverpool manager. The 24-year-old is comfortable playing anywhere in the front three and his Premier League experience could prove vital for the Reds.

Mane becomes Liverpool's fourth summer addition after Klopp completed deals for Loris Karius, Joel Matip and Marko Grujic.