Stewart Downing is pleased to finally be a Liverpool player. Kenny Dalglish finally got his man when Downing formally signed for the Reds yesterday night. The winger wanted the switch to Anfield as soon as he heard of Liverpool's interest so is glad to finally be here. "It's a great feeling and I'm very happy to be here. It's been a long time coming and I've had to wait a few weeks, but I'm really pleased to be here," he told liverpoolfc.tv moments after signing. "With the tradition, the manager and the players they have here, there was a big temptation to come here and once I knew of their interest, there was only one place I wanted to go. "It will be a great feeling to run out at Anfield. It's always nice to come and play here. The atmosphere is always great and the fans are brilliant. "When I wanted to come to Liverpool, it was the first thing I thought of - playing at Anfield in front of those great fans. I'm really looking forward to it."