Liverpool complete signing after the transfer window closes!

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor on January 1, 2018 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor on January 1, 2018 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images) /
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Liverpool have completed a signing almost a week after the transfer window closes. The deal for Anderson Arroyo was sealed today.

The last piece of transfer business is over for Liverpool from the January window. After agreeing a fee and a contract for Colombian defender Anderson Arroyo the deal was finally sealed today. The Reds were waiting on the last pieces of paperwork to clear despite having everything agreed before the window shut last week.

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Reports of the move for the left back came in the last few days of January. That was then followed up by the news that Liverpool were also signing Falkirk left back Tony Gallacher for £200k.

18-year old Anderson Arroyo impressed in a trial spell with the club and so Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards made the move to acquire the youngster. He is arriving from Colombian side Fortaleza CEIF but we will not see him at Anfield for a while.

Because he is currently ineligible for a British work permit the Reds are sending him on loan to Real Mallorca for 18 months. If all goes to plan he should be making his was to Melwood in the summer of 2019.

The Spanish club were a La Liga regular for 16 seasons from 1997-2013. They were relegated in 2013 to Segunda A and last season dropped again to Segunda B; the third tier of Spanish football.

Despite not being at the highest level it is still a good move for the Colombian. He will get to have 18 months of first team experience and have an easier transition. Moving to Mallorca means not having to learn a new language instantly. Most South American players find it easier to transition to Spain or Portugal than to the rigors of the English Premier League and the British winter!

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It remains to be seen if we will ever see him in a red shirt in front of the Kop. Hopefully it won’t resemble the trajectory of Allan de Souza who has yet to play for Liverpool because of work permit issues despite signing for the club in 2015.