Reds wrap up Suarez signing
Liverpool have completed the signing of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez on a five-and-a-half-year contract.
The 24-year-old passed a medical earlier today and completed the final details on the paperwork after the Reds agreed a deal with Ajax worth up to £22.8million on Friday.
Suarez, who scored 111 goals in 159 matches for the Dutch side, will wear the iconic number seven shirt made famous by the likes of Kevin Keegan and current manager Kenny Dalglish.
The fee is a club record for Liverpool, surpassing the £20million fee for Fernando Torres in the summer of 2007, but it was not likely to stand for long.
Newcastle striker Andy Carroll was tonight undergoing a medical at the club's Melwood training ground and should he pass that his transfer was likely to cost the club about £35million.
The cost of those two signings was set to be offset somewhat however by the £50million they will receive from Chelsea when Torres completes his expected move to Stamford Bridge on what has been a dramatic final day of the January window for the Merseysiders.
Liverpool have undoubtedly been at the centre of the biggest transfers on deadline day.
Such was the traffic through the club's website when they announced they had agreed a fee with Newcastle for Carroll the site had to be taken down and a basic, temporary holding page put up featuring official statements about Carroll, Torres and Suarez.
"Liverpool is a very famous club. It is the most famous club in England," Suarez told LFC TV.