Liverpool complete £18 million signing of Argentine ace

Liverpool have this evening signed Javier Mascherano on a permanent deal for a fee believed to be in the region of £18 million.

Mascherano has been on loan at the Merseyside club for just over a year now and has impressed the Liverpool faithful as well as manager Rafa Benitez.

The 23-year old has made over 20 appearances for the club although he is yet to score. He is currently keeping both Xabi Alonso and Lucas Leiva out of the Liverpool team.

I feel the signing Mascherano is a good one for Liverpool although I do think £18 million is a tad over priced. That should be it for Liverpool on deadline day but I still feel Rafa needs to invest in a new striker.