Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Denmark international midfielder Christian Poulsen on a three-year contract from Juventus.
The 30-year-old former Sevilla and Schalke enforcer has joined the Reds for a fee in the region of £4.5million, having spent the last two seasons in Italy.
Poulsen has won more than 70 caps for his country and featured for the Danes at the World Cup finals in South Africa earlier this summer.
Poulsen's compatriot Daniel Agger is confident that his fellow Dane will fit in well on Merseyside.
He commented: "Christian would be a perfect addition to most of the big clubs in Europe, so he will certainly fit in here.
"He is a top player and will make us stronger. We need to have big signings so we can compete and he is one of those players.
"Christian will improve the team, but we need more improvements if we want to be at the top of the league this season."
"Maybe he will find the pace of here a bit of a culture shock; he will have to get used to the extra high tempo.
"He has played in Italy, Spain and Germany and done very well, so I don't see any reason why he shouldn't be a success with Liverpool."