Liverpool have completed the signing of Charlie Adam from Blackpool.
Adam, 25, had been keen to secure a move to Anfield in January but Blackpool insisted he remain at Bloomfield Road until the end of the season.
However, it was always expected that he would be allowed to move on in the summer and the midfielder is ecstatic at having finally sealed the move.
"I am absolutely delighted to be here," Adam told the club's official website. "It has been a long process but now I can't wait to get started and hopefully this will be a successful period in my career and in the club's history.
"Liverpool is a massive club with terrific players and a terrific manager. You have seen since the new manager came in the forward strides that have been made. Kenny has a terrific respect from players and people in the game. He is a wonderful manager and it's an honour to be able to say I'm going to be able to play for Liverpool.
"I see this as the perfect development for me to come here, play with such wonderful players and hopefully help the team to win trophies, because that's the most important thing.
"I'm delighted to be able to walk out on the same pitch as some of the players here. There are good players at the club, top, top players who I want to learn from. I want to become a better player and hopefully bring something to the team.
"Hopefully we can have a successful period because it's been missing now for a couple of years. At the end of the day you get judged on trophies and as a footballer you want to win as many as you can. This club has had a lot of success over the years, so let's get back to doing that."
He added: "Since I've known about Liverpool's interest I've been looking at the website and obviously playing here last season, the passion of the supporters, they know what it means and they're there to support the team. That's what you want as a player, to know the fans will back you to the hilt through thick and thin.
"I tasted Anfield last year, scoring here was an unbelievable feeling and hopefully I've got many more days like that as a Liverpool player."
Reports suggest the fee was in the region of £7 million.