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Liverpool Transfer News: Nuri Sahin Loan Move a Huge Transfer Win for Reds

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 04:  Nuri Sahin of Real Madrid in action during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between Real Madrid and APOEL FC at Bernabeu on April 4, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
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Nicholas GossCorrespondent IAugust 26, 2012

Completing a loan move for Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin was a huge win in the transfer market for Liverpool and manager Brendan Rodgers.

The 23-year-old star is happy to be with the Reds and is one of the club's most impressive transfer additions in years. Via Liverpool FC's official website:

"It makes me proud to have joined such a big club like Liverpool Football Club.

"After the first conversation we had, I was left impressed by Brendan Rodgers. He told me about how he wants to play football and what the goals are he wants to reach with Liverpool."

He also made it known that Madrid teammate and former Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso helped him in the decision process.

"When he heard Liverpool were interested in me, he started telling me about Liverpool. He is still in love with Liverpool Football Club, I think!

"It's crazy how he was telling me about Liverpool. He was saying, 'Go there, you will love it. The fans will take care of you and love you' and things like that. He said Anfield is the best stadium in the world. Xabi won a lot of trophies here, and hopefully we can do that too."

If Sahin can play near the level that Alonso did during his tenure at Anfield, Liverpool fans will be quite happy.

Sahin will give Rodgers the game-changer in the midfield that will help the club in reaching their goals this season.

Adjusting to regular first-team football may be a challenge at first, but I can imagine that Sahin is excited to play as much as possible with Liverpool.

If Liverpool wanted to challenge with the top clubs in the league, they needed an impact signing that could help the club in every area of the pitch. The Sahin move satisfies this need.

With other top clubs interested in Sahin, it was important for Liverpool to win this transfer. Whenever you greatly improve your own squad, while preventing a main competitor from bolstering theirs, it's always a good situation.

The Sahin loan is a major transfer win for Liverpool, one they desperately needed for what promises to be a tough Premier League season.

 

Nicholas Goss is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter.

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