Spanish defender Josemi has complted his move to Liverpool, Rafael Benitez, recently appointed manager of the English Premiership club, has confirmed.

“He is with us,” Benitez said after his side’s 5-1 victory over Celtic last night.

“I think he has signed the contract today.”

Josemi, 24, is the first major signing for Liverpool since Benitez replaced Gerard Houllier earlier in the summer.

“I know this player, and he can play in the center or at the right back, at many positions,” he said.

“He is very aggressive.”