Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has welcomed the arrival of Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates.

Gerrard is confident Coates will prove to be a fine addition to Liverpool's defensive ranks.

The No.8 told "He's young and still has a lot to learn, but what better three centre-halves to learn from as a young lad than Carra, Agger and Skrtel?

"He's come here on the back of a fantastic tournament at the Copa America, so his confidence is high, and he's got Luis to help him settle. It's a good acquisition."

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