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Liverpool agree deal to sign Japanese midfielder

Liverpool have signed Japanese defensive midfielder Wataru Endo from VfB Stuttgart on a long-term contract.

Following the departures of Fabinho, James Milner, and Jordan Henderson, the Reds have struggled to be competitive in the midfield, especially against Chelsea where they played a 0-0 draw.

The Japan international will become Liverpool’s third signing of the summer after finalising personal terms and completing a medical. Endo could be a valuable option in midfield for the Reds this season.

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Endo will take the No.3 jersey for the club – and he’s looking forward to starting the new chapter of his career at Anfield.

“I’m very happy right now and I’m so excited to join a big club in Liverpool,” he said on Liverpoolfc.com.

“It feels amazing and this is my dream. It’s always [been] a dream to play [in the] Premier League and with one of the biggest clubs in the world. It’s a dream come true for me,” Endo said.

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“It’s going to be the first time for me that I play at Anfield. I can’t wait to play at Anfield in front of Liverpool fans.

“I play as a No.6 and I’m like a bit more [of a] defensive player. I think I can help this club defensively and I will have good organisation in the middle. I think that’s my job. I am very excited to join this club and I am looking forward to seeing you at Anfield,” added the new Liverpool man.

Endo a top star and tipped to be a success at Anfield

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Endo has earned 50 caps for Japan and has scored two goals for his national team. He made four appearances at the 2022 FIFA World Cup as his country reached the last-16 stage.

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