FIFA has rejected Barcelona's appeal against their transfer ban, meaning the Catalans cannot sign players in the next two windows
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"The club have done all they can … to keep Luis at Liverpool. It is with great reluctance and following lengthy discussions we have eventually agreed to his wishes to move to Spain for new experiences and challenges. We wish him and his young family well; we will always consider them to be friends."
"It is with a heavy heart that I leave Liverpool for a new life and new challenges in Spain. Both me and my family have fallen in love with this club and with the city …but playing and living in Spain, where my wife's family live, is a lifelong dream and ambition. I believe now the timing is right."