“I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone at Liverpool – and I mean everyone – for everything that they have done for me over years.
“I have been extremely fortunate to spend so many years at what I consider to be one of the greatest clubs in world football.
“It has been an honour and a privilege. The memories I have of Anfield, my team mates, the supporters and the people of Liverpool will stay with me forever.”
“Hopefully I will enjoy being with them as much as I enjoyed being with Liverpool and again, I am fortunate to be going from one great club to another.”
“I count myself as a Liverpudlian and I will be one for life.”