Liverpool No2 Steve Clarke says new signing Sebastian Coates will not need any settling in time.

Coates signed for the Reds this week from Nacional Montevideo.

"He's a full international and Uruguay are amongst the top five in the world, so they're a strong international team," Clarke told the club's official website.

"He's a talented youngster and gives us different options at the back. He's ready to play if required, but we've also got many other centre-halves ready to play if required.

"You never really know how a foreign player coming into the English game is going to adapt. Some take a long time to adjust, while others like Luis Suarez come in and settle straight away."

 It's the home stretch! 24/7 click for the best coverage of Liverpool's final transfer market moves