'It's a dream come true' - Lovren after sealing Liverpool switch

The Croatian gave his first interview after signing from Southampton for £20million and admitted he can't wait to pull on the red jersey in front of an Anfield crowd
Dejan Lovren has described his move to Liverpool as "a dream come true" after his exit from Southampton was confirmed.

The 25-year-old made clear his desire to secure a move away from St Mary's on his return from the tournament and voiced his anger at Southampton's initial rejection of Liverpool's £20 million bid.

Lovren now becomes Brendan Rodgers's fifth summer signing and third from Southampton, after Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, and described Liverpool as "more than a club."

"It sounds amazing and it's a dream come true. I'm happy and glad to be here; I'm proud and can't wait to start," he told the club's official website.

"I know we have millions and millions of supporters - Liverpool is more than a club.

"I'm most looking forward to Anfield, of course. I played there last season in front of the crowd singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'. That is something very special for every player, every sportsman and every fan. I can't wait to get started."

Lovren said that he would take a number of fond memories with him from his time at Southampton but is keen is link up with a new set of team-mates.

Asked about familiar faces being a plus, Lovren answered: "Yes, of course, but it's not just Rickie or Adam, I also want to meet the other lads and I can't wait to start with them.

"They are top players and top lads. Of course I know Adam and Rickie a lot better from last season - they are great players and they deserve to be here.

"Rickie [Lambert] scored a lot of important goals last season and I learned a lot of things from him. He was like a leader for us.

"I really enjoyed playing with Adam last season - it was amazing. He was the main player, playing all of the games. Like Rickie, he is a great leader, even though he is only 26.

"Now the dream has come true and we will get the chance to play together."