Photos: Nathaniel Clyne says he can improve after signing for Liverpool

Clyne Tackles Gervinho

Clyne becomes Liverpool's sixth signing of the summer after joining from Premier League rivals Southampton.

Liverpool today confirmed the signing of defender Nathaniel Clyne on a long-term contract from Southampton, with a fee thought to be worth around £12.5 million - as per the Daily Mail

Clyne becomes the Reds' sixth signing of the summer and has told the official Liverpool website that it is an opportunity for him to improve as a player.

He said: "As soon as Liverpool showed their interest in me, I was happy and just wanted the deal to go through.

"The gaffer has shown a lot of interest in me and this is a place where I can improve as a player, I think. It's definitely a good opportunity to come here and try to fulfil my potential.

"I've played at Anfield before and know what the atmosphere is all about. It's a great atmosphere and will make me rise to the challenge. I'm really looking forward to it and hopefully it can push me on to putting on good performances."

He suggested that Adam Lallana - who was a teammate of his during their time together at Southampton - sold the club to him, and indicated that former teammates from his time on the South Coast could help him settle into life on Merseyside.

The 24-year-old added: "We spoke a lot. He said he wanted me to sign and I said if the deal moves along and gets done, I'd be with him as a teammate once again.

"I suppose it'll help me settle down with the team. Knowing a few of the players at the club is good. I can join in with the lads and I reckon I'll settle down easily."

The signing of Clyne certainly solves a headache for Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, who needed a good quality right-back after several seasons of Glen Johnson occupying the role - and he has now left the club on a free transfer. 

It remains to be seen whether Clyne can be a success or whether he will join the graveyard of Liverpool full-backs. Both the club and the player will hope he will be the former. 

Below are pictures of Clyne being unveiled as a Liverpool player:

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