London: Liverpool completed the signing of Argentine forward Maxi Rodriguez from Atletico Madrid on a three-and-half-year contract, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.
The deal is now subject to him gaining international clearance but he was at Anfield on Wednesday to watch Liverpool's FA Cup third-round replay against Reading.
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Rodriguez, 29, will link up with his former Atletico team-mate Fernando Torres in the Liverpool attack. He also joins fellow Argentine international Javier Mascherano.
"We were looking for players with character and a good mentality," Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez told the club's website (www.liverpooltv.com). "He has played for Argentina and Atletico Madrid and is a player with personality.