Liverpool seal Assaidi deal

  • Last Updated: August 17 2012, 15:24 BST

Liverpool have completed the signing of Morocco winger Oussama Assaidi from Dutch side Heerenveen.

Oussama Assaidi: Joins Liverpool

The 24-year-old winger has signed a long-term deal having passed a medical at the club's Melwood training ground.

He becomes new manager Brendan Rodgers' third signing, following Fabio Borini and Joe Allen to Anfield.

"I'm very happy to play for this big club," he told liverpoolfc.com.

"The first time I spoke to the coach I had a good feeling.

"I had offers from other big clubs but I've been waiting for this moment.

"It will be a dream to play with these big players and I hope training will help me to be a good player here."

Rodgers admits it may take Assaidi a while to settle in but he believes, given time, the winger will be a success.

"We're delighted with the signing, he's a young player who has done very well, in particular in the last couple of seasons, in Holland," he said.

"He fits our style perfectly, he's an exciting player who is very good in one versus one situations and I think he's a player that will excite the crowd.

"We're not expecting too much too early, he needs time to adapt but we're delighted he's chosen to come here over a number of other clubs.

"As I said, I'll look forward to helping his development and I hope he'll become a very good part of this club."