Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tracked Sadio Mane for four years before finally managing to sign him.
The 24-year-old became Liverpool’s third most expensive player when he completed a £34million move from Southampton.
Klopp is delighted to have captured the Senegal international, who has signed a five-year contract, and admitted he had been on his trail for the past few years.
“I have followed Sadio for a lot of years since his impressive performances in the Olympics in 2012, and then watched his development in Austria and in his time at Southampton,” the Reds boss told the club’s official website.
“Since I came here I have spoken to the staff a lot about him and have always felt he could be a very good signing for us.
“He has a lot of quality, works hard and has a very good goalscoring record.
“When I spoke to him I could tell that he was passionate about joining the club and playing for our fantastic fans.
“I think they will be just as excited about seeing him put on a Liverpool shirt as I am.
“It is great that we have managed to sign him so he can work with us from the first day of pre-season.”