Liverpool have completed the signing of Lens goalkeeper Charles Itandje.

Itandje, 24, is a former French under-21 international, though his parents are from Cameroon. He has signed a four-year contract with the Reds.

The stopper began his career with Red Star 93. His single season with the capital's second side was enough to alert clubs across Europe, but it was Lens who eventually secured the teenager's signature.

He arrives at Anfield as back-up to established number one Pepe Reina and, having received the necessary international clearance, is likely to be on the bench for this weekend's big kick-off at Aston Villa.

Itandje will wear the number 30 shirt at Anfield.