Bournemouth have completed the permanent signing of Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke, after a difficult season at Anfield for the 21-year-old.

The former Chelsea player signs a long-term deal at the Vitality Stadium for an undisclosed fee after falling behind further down the pecking order during Liverpool's title challenge this season.

Speaking to the ​Bournemouth website, Solanke said: “I think the club is going somewhere. Over the past few years, they have been really good in the Premier League and had some good positional finishes as well. I think it’s a good club to be at, especially for someone of my age.

“I spoke with the manager this morning [Friday]. He is a really nice guy. From playing and watching the ​Premier League, I know the sort of manager he is. I was excited to meet him and am really looking forward to working with him and seeing what he’s about.

“My main target is to score goals and, being a striker, hopefully I can get a few for the team and help the team get wins. Playing in the Premier League, every game is tough and together we can try to do as well as we can.”

​Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe added that he is delighted to secure the arrival of the player, saying: “Dominic is technically gifted, very athletic and has the physical profile that will give us something different in our front line.

“He has done very well for England at various age groups, has a huge amount of potential and I’m really excited about working with him.”