Liverpool have confirmed the signing of SC Heerenveen winger Oussama Assaidi on a long-term contract.

The 24 year old Moroccan international has made 22 appearances for his country and becomes Brendan Rodgers' third summer signing after Fabio Borini and Joe Allen.

And Assaidi, who be given time to adapt to English football before being handed his first team debut, is thrilled to be joining the five-time European Cup winners.

Oussama Assaidi
Assaidi moves from Heerenveen on a long-term deal.

"I'm very happy to play for this big club," he said. "The first time I spoke to the coach I had a good feeling. I had offers from other big clubs but I've been waiting for this moment.

"The coach gave me a good feeling. It will be a dream to play with these big players and I hope training will help me to be a good player here.

"When I watch Liverpool it's always a good atmosphere, the fans are fantastic and I'm happy to be here."

After spells at Omniworld and De Graafschap, Assaidi joined Heerenveen in 2009 and has scored 20 goals in 68 appearances for the Eredivisie club during his three year stay.

Rodgers, who said on Thursday he was looking to sign another new player before the end of the closing of the transfer window, says Assaidi fits in with Liverpool's new found footballing philosophy.

"We're delighted with the signing, he's a young player who has done very well, in particular in the last couple of seasons, in Holland," Rodgers said.

"He fits our style perfectly, he's an exciting player who is very good in one versus one situations and I think he's a player that will excite the crowd.

"We're not expecting too much too early, he needs time to adapt but we're delighted he's chosen to come here over a number of other clubs.

"As I said, I'll look forward to helping his development and I hope he'll become a very good part of this club."

Liverpool begin their Premier League campaign against West Bromwich Albion this weekend as they attempt to qualify for the Champions League after missing out for a third successive year last term.