Liverpool completed the signing of French youngster, Alou Diarra from Bayern Munich on a free transfer.

The 21-year-old midfielder has signed a five-year deal with the Premiership side after turning down a new contract with Bayern and rejecting interest from Juventus.

Diarra joined Bayern two years ago from French side Louhans-Cuiseaux.

Liverpool manager, Gerard Houllier has been eyeing the midfielder for some time as he looks to build on his earlier signings, which include Senegalese team-mates El Hadji Diouf and Salif Diao, as well as Lille midfielder Bruno Cheyrou.