Date: 20th July 2016 at 1:08pm
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Liverpool have wrapped up the £4.2m signing of Estonia captain Ragnar Klavan on a long-term contract.

The Premier League side; who finished eighth in the English top-flight standings, but reached the final in both the Europa League and Capital One Cup last term, have made the FC Augsburg centre-half their fourth summer signing following the arrivals of Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius, Schalke defender Joel Matip and Southampton forward Sadio Mane.

Klavan told the club’s official website, “I’m really honoured to be part of this amazing club, this amazing team.

“It’s hard to put it into words, because it’s been a dream of mine for 22 years to come to the Premier League and be a part of this amazing club, Liverpool.

“The Premier League is the most attractive league in the world and you always have amazing players here. This is the home of football.”

The 30-year-old, who has 110 international caps for his country, made 40 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit last season as Augsburg finished 12th in the German top-flight.

Klavan; who has also starred for AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie, is set to act as cover for France international Mamadou Sakho, who is expected to miss the start of the 2016/17 campaign with an Achilles tendon injury.

The Estonian will also strengthen boss Jurgen Klopp’s defensive ranks following injury to youngster Joe Gomez, plus the fact that Kolo Toure was released last term and fellow centre-half Martin Skrtel was recently sold to Fenerbahce.

He will wear the number 17 shirt at Anfield ahead of the forthcoming 2016/17 season.

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