The lure of working with Brendan Rodgers again was too much for Joe Allen to resist.
Allen completed his move from Swansea on Friday evening, signing a long-term contract with the Merseyside giants.
The 22-year-old was at Anfield to watch Thursday night’s Europa League win over FC Gomel and see at first hand the effect Rodgers has already had since here placed Kenny Dalglish.
And having worked with the Northern Irishman in South Wales, he cannot wait to get started.
“To join back up with him was definitely a big pull for me,” Allen told http://www.liverpoolfc.com.
“Brendan is so passionate about his football. He works day in, day out to improve the team and everyone individually.
“Everyone wants to work alongside someone who has that way about them.
“One of his best things is his man management. He commands the respect of everyone.
“I have a lot of faith that Brendan can bring success.
“I wanted to be part of this project and I’ve really got a good feeling this football club is going to go from strength to strength in the next couple of seasons.”
The move completes a remarkable rise for Allen, who joined the Swansea academy as a nine-year-old.