Liverpool fans’ passion for the club lured me here—new signing Sebastian Coates
Sebastian Coates is relishing his move from Nacional to Liverpool. The young defender has singled out Luis Suarez as the person who encouraged him to join the Merseyside Reds.
Coates wants to become Liverpool's rock in defense.
On Tuesday, Liverpool confirmed the signing of Uruguayan player Sebastian Coates. Following his transfer, the £7M boy spoke to the club’s official website about the things that pushed him to land at Anfield. Coates was quoted as saying:
“Luis also told me about the history and the tradition of the club and now I feel very happy and excited to be here because I have left one great club in Nacional and signed for another great club with a fantastic history.”
With Nacional, Sebastian Coates won the Primera Division Uruguaya in 2009 and in 2011. He is now thinking about inspiring Liverpool to glory with the help of national team mate Luis Suarez.
“To come to such a big club alongside a fellow countryman is very important for me,” Sebastian Coates continued.
“I know Luis will help me settle in, we have the same cultures and customs so having him around will help me a lot.
“I want to win as much as I can in a Liverpool shirt and that means the league title and any cup competitions we take part in. We have to set our sights high.”
Sebastian Coates captured the eyes of the public at the 2011 Copa America in Argentina where Uruguay triumphed as the tournament’s champions. The 20-year-old 6ft 6in tall player is expected to glue with the rest of Liverpool’s defenders in no time at all. Coates, who won the Best Young Player award at the Copa America, could develop into a key player at Anfield.