Naby Keita arrived in Liverpool on Friday night as he finally gets set to join up with his new team-mates after his £53million move from Leipzig.
The Reds broke their transfer record last August, since bettered by the £75m acquisition of Virgil van Dijk, to bring the midfielder to Anfield this summer.
And after an extra season in the Bundesliga, the Guinea international will join up with Jurgen Klopp at the start of pre-season next month.
He could make his first appearance in a red shirt as soon as July 7 when Liverpool face Chester in a friendly.
The Champions League finalists have nine friendlies organised in the space of a month, including a tour of the USA, ahead of their Premier League opener against West Ham.
Keita will be joined by fellow new signing Fabinho, whose £44m arrival from Monaco was rubber-stamped within 48 hours of Liverpool’s defeat by Real Madrid in Kiev.
Liverpool had looked on the verge of adding France midfielder Nabil Fekir earlier this month, only for Lyon to announce the deal was off at the 11th hour.
This week the 24-year-old’s agent claimed the deal could still go ahead, with his client on international duty at the World Cup in Russia.
‘Well he didn’t sign because well… it is not over,’ he told LCI. ‘This is not the end of the story. We now wait for what happens next.’