Nathaniel Clyne Southampton
Nathaniel Clyne has completed his move to Liverpool, following a successful medicalReuters

England international Nathaniel Clyne has completed his move to Anfield from Southampton, confirm Liverpool. 

The English full-back has signed a long-term contract, believed to be a five-year deal, with the Reds for a sum in the region of £12.5m.

Clyne was instrumental with the Saints last season as he was one of the key players who led Ronald Koeman's side to finish seventh in the Premier League.

Following his transfer to Brendan Rodgers' side, the defender exclaimed that it has been a dream move for him and he is willing to get started as soon as possible.

"I'm delighted and it's a dream move for me to come here and play for such a big club with all of its history. I can't wait to get started," the 24-year-old told Liverpool's official site.

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

Clyne plied his trade with the Saints since arriving at St. Mary's Stadium in July 2012. He made a total of 94 Premier League appearances over three seasons.

A former Crystal Palace Young Player of the Year for two back-to-back seasons (2009 and 2010), Clyne said Liverpool gaffer Rodgers showed a lot of interest in him and that he personally believes that Anfield is the place that can help him improve as a player.

"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 added.

Clyne made his mark at Anfield last season, scoring one of the goals for Southampton resulting in a 2-1 defeat for the Reds. The match took place on the opening weekend of the Premier League 2014-15.

His consistent form earned international recognition and Clyne made his England debut against Slovenia in November 2014. He has five caps in total.

Clyne becomes the Reds' sixth signing this summer; he follows James Milner, Danny Ings, Adam Bogdan, Joe Gomez and Roberto Firmino to the Anfield.