By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool have announced their fifth summer signing in the form of defender Ragnar Klavan – and their fans took to Twitter to discuss the international’s signing.
The official Liverpool website announced on Wednesday afternoon that the club had completed the signing of the 30-year-old Estonia international from FC Augsburg on a long-term contract.
Klavan has more than 100 caps for his country, and at 30, has the knowledge and maturity manager Jurgen Klopp is looking for to replace veteran duo Martin Skrtel and Kolo Toure, who have left in the last month.
Klopp will be without both Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez for the start of the season after they both fell victim to Achilles problems, and the German acted swiftly as he looked to cover the two senior stars.
The Liverpool manager has already been busy in his first summer at the club and has brought in Joel Matip, Loris Karius, Marko Grujic and Sadio Mane into the ranks, with Klavan being signing number give.
Liverpool fans seem curious about the relatively unknown new signing but they are excited about what he has to offer.
Here are a few of their messages on Twitter:
— Alex Malyon (@AlexMalyon14) July 20, 2016
— Fudribo (@fudrama) July 20, 2016
Signing of Ragnar Klavan to add some experience and discipline at the back #LFC
jarang error ga kaya yg lain
— Chandra (@chandracancil) July 20, 2016
— Moeed Ali Khan (@KalashanKlopp) July 20, 2016
Ragnar Klavan is now the oldest player at #LFC, at soon to be 31 y/o. Really cut down the squad age with the departures of Kolo and Skrtel
— Matt Abbott (@mattabbott_) July 20, 2016
Ragnar Klavan, we've signed a Bond villain haven't we? #lfc
— Chris Smith (@chiefbrody10) July 20, 2016
In other Liverpool transfer news, Inter Milan stars Gary Medel and Marcelo Brozovic could become the two newest members of Jurgen Klopp’s side.